Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup


This is my favorite split pea soup recipe. I love my pressure cooker and use it for meals that I need to cook for the family in a hurry. This is great for a cold winter's night, and it tastes great for lunch the next day. I serve it with French bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 8 cups water

  • 1 pound dried split peas

  • 1 ham hock

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®) (Optional)


  1. Pour water into a pressure cooker. Add split peas, ham hock, onion, celery, thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper. Close cooker securely and place pressure regulator over vent according to manufacturer's instructions. Bring to high pressure; adjust temperature until regulator is gently rocking. Cook, about 30 minutes.

  2. Pour cold water over the pressure cooker to release pressure according to manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Remove ham hock and strip off meat; add to soup. Stir well to distribute flavors. Season with salt and hot pepper sauce.

Cook's Note:

Used cubed ham or a ham bone instead of the ham hock if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
8g Fat
50g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 20g 72%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 936mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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