Monday, February 27, 2017

No-Fuss Split Pea Soup (pressure cooker)

90% of the time, I want a recipe that is no fuss. Throw everything in, turn on, walk away, and when the timer goes off it's time to eat. This is one of those recipes. It takes 5 minutes or less to prep and doesn't lack on final taste. I grew up in New England, where Split Pea Soup was a staple in our house. My mom used to put it on in the crockpot and let it go all day. I loved it, but lets be honest, I can't plan far enough ahead to start something in the morning. This takes 15 minutes of cook time and another 10 minutes of natural pressure release and you have yourself a finished meal. Start to finish about 30 minutes!

No-Fuss Split Pea Soup (Pressure Cooker) 

  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 1 C  celery, diced large*
  • 3 med carrots, diced large*
  • 1 onion chopped
    *keep the veggies on the bigger side so they don't overcook too much
  • 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 C cubed ham (or whatever you have avail) you can increase this amount if you like more meat.
  • 1/2 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
This is the easiest. Put everything in your pressure cooker. Close lid and set to manual for 15 minutes. When timer goes off, allow for 10 minutes of natural pressure release and then you're done! Give the soup a good stir for a minute to break apart the peas. This will thicken things up.



  1. Making it now for the second time! Yummmm 😁 My first (well now it's my second) time making split pea soup! I used a bag of baby carrots instead since it's what I had on hand. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for sharing this informative article. The upgraded instant pot model allows total control over temperature and time, including low-temperature sous vide-like cooking.


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