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Split Pea Soup in a white bowl on a wooden table with ripped bread and a spoon.
Split Pea Soup - Pressure Cooker Version
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Release Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Split pea soup is one of those hearty soups that can stand in as a full meal. It's the best reason to bake a ham - so that you have the ham bone leftover and can make this delicious soup.
Course: Entrées, Soups
Cuisine: French, American
Keyword: Make Ahead, Paleo Friendly, Pork, Easter, Lunch, One Pot Meal
Servings: 6
Calories: 446 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups dried green or yellow split peas
  • 1 ham bone or smoked pork hock rinsed
  • 6 cups water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 ounces cooked ham thick cut ham from the deli is perfect
  • sour cream and croutons to garnish optional
  1. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
  2. Add the oil to the pressure cooker and then add the onion, celery and garlic. Cook until the vegetables just begin to soften. Add the fresh thyme, split peas, ham bone and the water and lock the lid in place.
  3. Pressure cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  4. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid.
  5. Remove the ham hock from the pot and let it cool enough to pull any meat from the bone. Set the meat aside.
  6. Meanwhile, using a blender, or an immersion blender purée the soup and return it to the pressure cooker. Season to taste with salt and pepper and a little lemon juice, and thin the soup with a little water if necessary. Return the meat from the ham bone to the cooker, along with the cooked ham.
  7. Serve with some crusty bread and a green salad.

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Nutrition Facts
Split Pea Soup - Pressure Cooker Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 466mg19%
Potassium 1203mg34%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 26g104%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 5290IU106%
Vitamin C 15.9mg19%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.