One of our favorite soups is creamy split pea and ham soup. A healthy creamy and delicious soup that is now easy to prepare in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot!
Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Split Pea Soup Perfect For an Easy Dinner – Pressure Cooker Cooking!
Do you love split pea soup? Well, if you do you are about to love it a little more if you own an Instant Pot! Instant Pot Split Pea Soup is easy to prepare, so now you can easily make and eat this soup a lot more often.
If you don’t own an Instant Pot yet, now is the time to purchase one – because they are AMAZING. It’s so simple – add all the ingredients to your Instant Pot, push a button, and then forget about it until you hear the beep that it’s finished! Totally transforms your weeknight cooking!
Perfect pea soup for a nutritious dinner in about 20 minutes!
What Ingredients do I need For Split Pea Soup?
- Dried split green peas – buy in bulk to save even more money. Store in an airtight container.
- Beef or chicken broth – can use vegetable broth for a vegan soup
- Diced ham
- Cloves garlic
- Dried thyme
Wash the peas and pick out any hard pieces or rocks. Store any leftover green peas in an airtight container and they will last a very long time. Dried split green peas are nice to have in your pantry to make this delicious soup – so always keep enough on hand and you will have a healthy dinner in no time.
Now you can make split pea soup more often in your Instant Pot. Follow along this simple recipe for a thick and delicious bowl of pea soup.
- 2 cups dried split green peas, cleaned and picked through
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup diced ham
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Add everything to the Instant Pot and gently stir.
Seal the lid and turn the knob to the "SEALING" position.
Push the "PRESSURE COOK" button and set time for 16 minutes.
Once it is finished cooking, let sit in the pot for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, do a quick release. Stir and serve!
How to Buy Diced Ham for Pea Soup:
Diced ham is simple to buy prepackaged and has so many uses in your recipes. Toss leftover diced ham in your scrambled eggs, or a tossed green salad with a little cheese to make a delicious Chef’s Salad. There are so many delicious things to do with diced ham.
Serve a thick and yummy bowl of split green pea soup with a tossed salad on the side. A nutritious dinner that is sure to please everyone!
This is definitely one of our favorite Instant pot soups – a healthy pea soup that is perfect for the Instant Pot.
Why We Love This Split Pea and Ham Soup Instant Pot
Split pea and ham soup is a hearty and comforting soup that is a favorite soup for many. Here are some reasons why this soup is so popular:
Delicious Mild Flavor – The combination of split peas and ham creates a savory and smoky flavor that is both delicious and satisfying.
Hearty Texture – Split pea and ham soup has a thick and creamy texture that is both filling and comforting. We love the thickness of this pea soup.
Nutritious – This soup is packed with nutrients, including fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is also low in fat and calories, making it a healthy choice.
Versatile – Split pea and ham soup can be customized to suit individual tastes. You can add vegetables such as carrots, celery, and onions to the soup to make it more nutritious and flavorful. Or make it a delicious vegan soup by simply not adding the ham and using a vegetable broth.
Budget-friendly – Split pea and ham soup is an affordable meal that can be made in large quantities and frozen for later use. It is also a great way to use up leftover ham.
Simple to make – This soup is easy to prepare and requires only a few simple ingredients. It can be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker, and can be ready in just a few hours.
What to Serve With Your Healthy Split Pea Soup?
There are so many side dishes that go well with a warm and hearty bowl of split pea soup. Here are some of our favorite suggestions:
- Basic Tossed Salad
- Italian Bread and Butter
- Cornbread with Honey
- Fruit Slices
- Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Curried Chicken Salad
Make some delicious grilled cheese sandwiches with a side of fruit. This combination goes well with a warm bowl of soup.