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Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

This Instant Pot Split Pea Soup is a rich, warming soup that can be on the dinner table in 30 minutes! It has a rich split pea base with a wonderful smoked ham flavor running through it. The additional ham, carrots and celery bring a bit more vitamins and minerals to the mix for a healthy, hearty, meal in a bowl. The perfect comfort food for keeping warm this winter.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keywords 30 Minute Dinner, ham, instant pot, pea soup, recipe, soup, split peas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressure Release 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 329 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 1 lb. split green peas rinsed
  • 1 ham hock or ham bone
  • 1/2 cup onions diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup Leftover ham diced


  1. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot except for chopped ham. Pour in 7 cups of water. Close and lock lid and set pressure cooker to high. Cook for 15 minutes.

  2. Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes then release manually.
  3. Remove ham bone and set aside to cool slightly. Remove bay leaf and discard.
  4. Puree soup with immersion blender. If you don’t have one, you can use your blender but it must be done in small batches to avoid the build up of heat inside where it might explode.
  5. Remove meat from ham bone and shred. Add to soup. I also add another cup of chopped ham from leftovers to beef up the soup a little.
  6. Taste test then add salt and pepper, to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 273mg 11%
Potassium 739mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 5g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 29.6%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 16.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.