Split Pea Soup
By :Instant Pot Recipe Collection Cookbook
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Votes: 30
Rating: 4.93
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Course Soup
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Bacon, Split Peas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 32 ounces chicken broth 1 container
  • 2 cups Water
  • 16 ounces dried split peas (1 package) rinsed and sorted
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
Course Soup
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Bacon, Split Peas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 32 ounces chicken broth 1 container
  • 2 cups Water
  • 16 ounces dried split peas (1 package) rinsed and sorted
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
Votes: 30
Rating: 4.93
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Press Sauté; cook and stir bacon in Instant Pot® until crisp. Remove to paper towel-lined plate. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon drippings.
  2. Add onion, carrots and celery to pot; cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Add garlic and thyme; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in broth and water, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pot. Add split peas, half of bacon, salt, pepper and bay leaf; mix well.
  3. Secure lid and move pressure release valve to Sealing position. PressManual or Pressure Cook; cook at high pressure 8 minutes.
  4. When cooking is complete, use natural release for 10 minutes, then release remaining pressure. Stir soup; remove and discard bay leaf. Garnish with remaining bacon.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The soup may seem thin immediately after cooking, but it will thicken upon standing. If prepared in advance and refrigerated, thin the soup with water when reheating until it reaches the desired consistency.

 

 

34 replies
  1. Lisa Hickenbottom
    Lisa Hickenbottom says:

    I made this in the 3 qt mini duo without adding bacon. Instead, I just starting by sautéing the veggies in a tablespoon of olive oil. The total volume was slightly over the max line so next time I will probably just add less water (although it didn’t seem to be a problem).

  2. Lynnellen
    Lynnellen says:

    Good recipe. Thick and creamy yummy on a cold fall day. Made exactly as instructed except use ham bone. Timing is right. Will make again.

  3. Flakeyone
    Flakeyone says:

    I double the recipe and made a complete pot full. Substituted pre-cooked ham steak slices cubed for the bacon. Everything else followed per recipe. It was delicious and I shared two bowls with the neighbor. Will make again when winter gets here

  4. ekirchubel
    ekirchubel says:

    So easy to make. We added leftover cooked ham too. We decided that we will most probably only add one cup of water next time to make it even more thicker and maybe a slightly longer cook time for the peas as they still had a bit of harder texture but tasted great!

  5. Ivaro
    Ivaro says:

    Excellent, easy to make, consistent results every time, even when doubling the amount. Add a dash of curry powder for extra zing.

  6. Angela
    Angela says:

    Hello, Angela here. I was given my brand new instant pot duo 7 in 1 for Christmas this year and I’m using it tonight for the very first time, trying my hand at my very favorite soup, Split Pea with Bacon. It was a very fast recipe and then I added milk to it to become creamy. It tastes so delicious! This whole time today while preparing to go to the store and to make this meal, I will admit that I was very scared. I was scared only because of the stories I had heard over the years of pressure cookers exploding. But tonight, my worries are eased just a little and I’m sure will ease up even more as I use the IP.

  7. Browneyedgirl74
    Browneyedgirl74 says:

    Loved this recipe! I did cook foe a bit longer (about 15 mins longer). Shared with a friend too

  8. Jakewizard27
    Jakewizard27 says:

    “Best pea soup ive ever had” -the wife .. we doubled the recipe.. sauted the vegies for 10 minutes.. replaced bacon with cooked cubed ham and pressure cooked for 25 minutes followed by 10 minutes of cool down then release.. this produced some of the best tasting and textured split pea soup we have cooked together.

  9. Mercy165
    Mercy165 says:

    So fast and easy, seasonings were right on. I used ham instead of bacon but did saute veg with a little bacon grease. Add crusty bread for a quick winter dinner.

  10. Tpayseno
    Tpayseno says:

    Was good flavor – instrad kf bacon, i had some hame ther i chopped up and added instead. Because it was already cooked ham and small pieces, i didnt need to chsnge the cooking time. Great and quick meal!

  11. Amynutrition79
    Amynutrition79 says:

    Turned out great! I soaked the split peas for 7 hours. I dont think the recipe says to do that. Don’t need the added salt and i used low sodium broth.

  12. Tpayseno
    Tpayseno says:

    Wonderful flavor, quick and easy meal – was wven able to prepare before going to work and keep it warm all day! Yum!

  13. shaq9802
    shaq9802 says:

    Delicious! I chose to use cubed ham, instead of bacon. I also cooked it on high pressure, for 25 minutes, with 10 minutes of NPR.

  14. Bubba Bo Bob
    Bubba Bo Bob says:

    Very good! I didn’t have bacon, so I substituted crimini mushrooms, but it turned out great.

  15. Jakkel
    Jakkel says:

    Tasty and simple recipe! Can be doubled if you have guests. I like to serve with a slice of toasted sourdough and some grated Gruyere cheese too.

  16. Paula Graham
    Paula Graham says:

    Was very easy, I added some of the baked left over ham but ultimately kept to the recipie. Will make this again

  17. Jmbrightman
    Jmbrightman says:

    I sauteed the vegetables in oil, used two quarts chicken broth, cubed a ham steak, and added four smoked ham hocks. Fifteen minutes on high pressure, then 10 min natural relwase, then quick release. Best ever!

  18. golfstudly15@aol.com
    golfstudly15@aol.com says:

    We enjoyed this very much .I added ham and cooked three pieces of bacon instead of eight.
    Wonderful on a cold snowy evening.

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