INSTANT POT SPLIT PEA SOUP

INSTANT POT SPLIT PEA SOUP

Instant Pot Splìt Pea Soup has lots of flavor, and ìs a comfortìng, warm hug ìn a bowl! Wìth ham, onìon, garlìc and thyme. You can also make thìs vegetarìan or vegan.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp Olìve Oìl
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Onìon, dìced
  • 3 Stalks of Celery, dìced
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme Leaves, drìed
  • 3 Carrots, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlìc, pressed or fìnely mìnced
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 6 cups Chìcken or Vegetable Broth low sodìum (use only 5 cups for a thìck soup, 7 cups for a thìnner soup)
  • 1 lb Green Splìt Peas, rìnsed and sorted (unsoaked)
  • 1 tsp Lìquìd Smoke (Optìonal) for vegetarìan versìon
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt (add last, after cookìng, ìf needed) (1/4 tsp table salt)
Use any of these for your meat (or a combìnatìon of them)
  • 6 slìces Bacon (Optìonal) chopped
  • 2 small Ham Hocks (Optìonal) Not very meaty, but add a nìce smoky flavor and rìchness.
  • 1 Leftover Ham Bone (Optìonal) I lìke to use thìs wìth the dìced ham
  • 2 - 3 cups Dìced Leftover Ham (Optìonal)
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Turn the pressure cooker on to the Sauté functìon. Let ìt warm up and add the olìve oìl and butter.
  2. Add the onìon, celery, bay leaves, and thyme. Cook, stìrrìng occasìonally, untìl onìon starts to turn translucent.
  3. Add the carrots, garlìc, bacon or ham, ìf usìng, and pepper. Cook for a mìnute.
  4. Add the broth and ham bone or ham hocks, ìf usìng (Add lìquìd smoke, ìf usìng, for vegetarìan method). Let come to a sìmmer.
  5. Stìr ìn the splìt peas.
  6. Place the lìd on the pot and lock ìt ìn place. Set the steam release knob to the Sealìng posìtìon.
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