Split pea soup is an easy to prepare and budget friendly recipe for the whole family. I make a ham for Sunday dinner every few months. I save the bone and a good cup of diced ham for this soup. If you haven’t made a whole ham, diced ham can be purchased very inexpensively as well. If not using the ham bone to enrich the broth, swapping the water with ham or chicken broth is just as delicious. This soup is very easy to make. Making it in the Instant Pot means it’s ready in half the time and packed full of flavor. I like to add extra vegetables to my soup, but like all of my recipes, please adjust it to your liking.
- 1 lb Dried Split Peas
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 Carrots, chopped
- 1 cup frozen Corn
- 1 cup frozen Peas
- 1 Ham bone
- 1 cup cooked Ham, diced
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh Thyme
- 2 Bay Leaves, dried or fresh
- 2 tablespoons fresh Parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 cup Garlic Croutons
- Set Instant Pot to Sauté setting for 30 minutes.
- Sauté onion, carrot and garlic for 5 minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients reserving frozen peas and parsley.
- Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook for 30 minutes.
- Allow Instant Pot to naturally vent for 20 minutes.
- To finish stir in frozen peas.
- Top with parsley, parmesan cheese and croutons as desired.