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Looking for a Yellow Split Pea Soup recipe??? Try this one using yellow split peas or check out our latest recipe for Yellow Split Pea Soup here
I LOVE split pea soup. Seriously, almost as much as I love tacos… OK maybe just as much. Growing up my mom made split pea soup after having a ham for Christmas or just because! I would eat it for dinner and the next days for every meal until it was gone. No joke! This Christmas we were sent home with leftover ham from the Christmas Eve dinner and I naturally had to use it to develop a recipe for some awesome split pea soup! In the Instant Pot, of course!
We have played around with this recipe and it is very delicious regardless of the combination of main ingredients (i.e. everything but the spices) that we have used. Depending on how salty your other ingredients are (ham, broth, etc) you may want to completely omit salt.
Please take a moment to read the notes at the bottom of the recipe to make sure you see all of the options for this recipe that we have tried. Of course, you are welcome to use the original recipe as that is the tastiest one IMHO. With any variation, store in a sealed container and refrigerate. If reheating then you may need to add a little water or broth to thin it back down to your liking.
As mentioned by Angie in the comments, we have tried adding potatoes to this recipe and OMG….. It is so good!!! Please be sure to keep the level below the “10” mark in the IP. With this round of trying the potatoes, we reduced the amount of meat to 1 cup and used 2 cups of 1″ thick potato chunks then added 1/2 cup uncooked rice just for fun. Using these modifications and keeping the same directions for cooking it turned out fantastic!
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