Delicious Instant Pot® split pea soup that delivers rich, deep flavor in just over an hour.

vicky

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Let warm up and add butter and olive oil. Add onion, celery, bay leaves, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to turn translucent, about 5 minutes.

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  • Add carrots, bacon, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in split peas. Close and lock the lid; set release knob to Sealing position.

  • Select Manual/Pressure Cook setting according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 18 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Turn steam release knob to Venting and use quick-release function for the remaining pressure. Carefully open lid. Remove bay leaves. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

Cook's Note:

For a vegetarian version, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth and 1 teaspoon liquid smoke for the bacon.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 53.6g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 26.3mg; sodium 1649.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2019
Super simple and this had good flavor but unless you like your split pea puree style, you'll need to reduce cook time. All of the veggies got overcooked for me. I like mine a little more chunky with some of the peas still visible. There was trace of carrots but even the celery disappeared. Next time I will either reduce cook time or else instead of letting the pressure natural release for 15 minutes I'll just do a quick release and get it out of the pot to stop the cooking process. The bacon was optional and I do not like wobbly bacon so I left it out of the IP but did cook some up and use it as a topping for each bowl. Overall good recipe and one I will make again with minor changes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2019
I do agree with the first review, it is thick, I doubled the broth and still was thicker than I like. The flavor was good, I did not use the bacon but did sautéed the veggies in saved bacon fat to give it that ham flavor. I would make it again cause the soup did have a great depth of flavor just too much of a paste consistency for my liking Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2019
Super simple and this had good flavor but unless you like your split pea puree style, you'll need to reduce cook time. All of the veggies got overcooked for me. I like mine a little more chunky with some of the peas still visible. There was trace of carrots but even the celery disappeared. Next time I will either reduce cook time or else instead of letting the pressure natural release for 15 minutes I'll just do a quick release and get it out of the pot to stop the cooking process. The bacon was optional and I do not like wobbly bacon so I left it out of the IP but did cook some up and use it as a topping for each bowl. Overall good recipe and one I will make again with minor changes. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2019
I do agree with the first review, it is thick, I doubled the broth and still was thicker than I like. The flavor was good, I did not use the bacon but did sautéed the veggies in saved bacon fat to give it that ham flavor. I would make it again cause the soup did have a great depth of flavor just too much of a paste consistency for my liking Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2019
This recipe was good! The cook time could have been a little lower (maybe 15 minutes instead of 18) and I'd recommend frying the bacon first, but the flavor was exactly what I was looking for. I did add some diced ham as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2021
Hreat recipe. Easy to follow and even my 20 month old loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2020
East and tasty. I added ham in place of bacon Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2020
I decided to make this for lunch. It came out delicious! it was a little thin but as it rests it does thicken up a bit. I did not have bacon so I substituted ham. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2020
Very simple and very good pea soup. I didn’t add bacon and was great without! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2020
This was delicious! I did cut the cook time to 15 minutes, which was perfect because it left some of the peas in pieces but was plenty cooked still. I also used vegetable bouillon and two smoked ham hocks. Easy, fast and yummy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2020
This was quick and easy. Flavor was a bit thyme forward for me but can be adjusted next time.. I used a 1/2 pound of peas and kept all ingredients the same. It was super thin but very tasty! I also cooked it for 15 minutes and Released for 15. Read More
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