Fall and winter are approaching fast so whip up this Instant Pot Split Ham and Pea Soup. A savory split pea soup that can be made in a fraction of the time compared to the traditional recipes.
Ham and Pea Soup is something I grew up eating. The color was always fun as a kid and the flavor was delicious. I knew it was always a chore to make the soup. So I adapted and created my own Instant Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham to speed up the cook time.
Instant Pot Split Ham and Pea Soup
If you are on the hunt for new fall recipes to make for those chilly days, try this! Savory, rich, creamy, and good down to the last drop.
What Type of Ham Do You Use For Split Pea Soup
You can use a leftover ham bone, shredded or chopped ham from the holiday, or any other ham. Don’t reach for lunch meat though, you want it to be quality ham that is pre-cooked.
See My Instant Pot Honey Ham Recipe
What Are Split Peas
Split peas are simply a pea that has been dried and split in half. They are great for making soup like this! Flavorful, and with the Instant pot it speeds up the process of tenderizing and softening the split peas.
Split peas are the same as green peas, they just are processed differently. In the process, you will get a bit of a unique flavor compared today a can of regular peas.
How To Serve Split Pea Soup
Split pea soup can be served as a side or course to a meal or serve it up as a main dish. Depending on your preference you can do either. In our home, we tend to eat it as the main dish.
How Long Will Ham and Pea Soup Store In Fridge
You can store your soup in the fridge for up the 3-4 days. I always stress to use your best judgment on if you feel your soup is still good or not. If you are in question toss it out.
Can You Freeze Split Pea Soup
Yes. Simply allow your soup to cool down and then transfer into a freezer bag or airtight container. If you do a container leave room for the soup to expand a little once it freezes. Then store in the freezer for up to three months.
To thaw place container in the fridge overnight. Then warm up on the stove, in the slow cooker, or warm up by the bowl in the microwave.
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Tip For Warming Split Pea Soup
I recommend warning your soup up slowly. If you hit the boiling point it can cause the soup to separate a bit. Slow a low and slow is best for this soup, however, you choose to Reheat.
Can I Eat Ham and Split Pea Soup Cold
Sure you can eat this soup cold. Many enjoy a chilled split pea soup, so it won’t be much different with the ham added in.
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 Onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 16 oz bag of dried split peas
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 pound ham steak with bone
- 2 tbs butter
- Place the instant pot on saute melt butter
- add onion, celery and carrots
- Pour in dry split peas
- add Ham with ham bone
- Pour in your chicken broth
- Place on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
- Do a quick release
- Remove ham bone