Learn how to make a traditional split pea soup in your Instant Pot in this easy pressure cooker soup recipe.
Author: Chrystal Johnson
Measuring cups and spoons
8slicesthick cut baconor about a cup of ham, cut into pieces
14ouncesdried split peasrinsed, sorted and small stones removed
Turn your Instant Pot onto Saute mode. Once warm, add the chopped bacon and cook until the fat is rendered and it’s just starting to get crisp. Drain any excess bacon grease, leaving only about 1-2 tablespoons.
Add the onion, celery and carrot to the pot with the cooked bacon and saute until the onion starts to become translucent.
Stir in the garlic and cook just until it becomes fragrant, then turn off the heat.
Pour in a small amount of chicken stock, then use your mixing spoon to deglaze the pot and make sure nothing is stuck to it. Once the pot is deglazed, add the remaining chicken broth, split peas, salt, thyme and bay leaves and give it a good stir.
Lock lid on the pot, then cook on High Pressure for 15 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure manually, open the lid, discard bay leaves and stir.
Taste, add salt or thin with chicken stock, if needed, then serve.