Rating: 4.5 stars
66 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

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.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

  • 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

364 calories; protein 24.8g; carbohydrates 49.9g; fat 8g; cholesterol 22.7mg; sodium 444.1mg. Full Nutrition