Pressure Cooker Ham and Yellow Split Pea Soup


Pressure Cooker Ham and Yellow Split Pea Soup recipe. Bean soup from a leftover hambone, ready under an hour from the pressure cooker.

What you will need

6 quart or larger pressure cooker (I love my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker)

Author: Mike Vrobel

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 cups of soup

Category: Pressure Cooker

Cuisine: American

1 tablespoon butter

1 large onion, minced

1 celery rib, minced

1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices (or 4 ounces pre-sliced carrots)

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 hambone with clinging meat (from a half ham)

1 pound yellow split peas, sorted and rinsed

6 cups water

1 bay leaf

Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Serving Size: 1 cup

No ham bone? Substitute 2 meaty ham hocks.

No pressure cooker? No worries. Cook everything in a dutch oven with a lid. Follow the instructions until step 2. For step 2, cover the pot, bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 90 minutes. Continue with step 3, and follow the rest of the recipe as written.

You can freeze the ham bone for up to 4 months before cooking – the recipe works as written, but add an extra five minutes to the time under pressure to warm up the frozen hambone.


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