This hearty and comforting Instant Pot Split Pea Soup is an easy and delicious one-pot recipe. This humble soup is packed with nutrients and flavor. Done in about 30 minutes add some crusty bread and you're ready to feed a ravenous crowd this tummy filling meal!
Preheat Instant Pot on saute mode. Add a small amount of oil to pot. Add in onion, celery, and carrot. Saute for three minutes.
Add in garlic and saute 30 seconds or until fragrant.
Add in seasonings, ham, chicken broth, and dried peas.
Cut potatoes and add to pot. Be sure there is enough broth to cover all ingredients.
Seal the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes then follow with a quick release.
Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to three months. Can be frozen for up to six months. Thaw to eat and reheat in microwave.
A note on adding salt to this recipe. The broth and the ham are both salty so be careful about the addition of salt. You may want to let your guests salt themselves, or add in less at the beginning then taste/adjust after cooking. If you would like more smoke flavor then you can also add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of liquid smoke to the pot.To make this vegetarian simply omit the ham and replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth. This can also be made with a smoked turkey leg instead of ham if you cannot eat pork.This will thicken as it cools. Add additional broth or water if you find that it becomes to thick for your tastes.