Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

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Servings: 8 People
Prep Time:
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Introduction

About this Recipe

A simple delicious split pea soup recipe for the instant pot with vegetarian options! There are a million and one recipes for split pea soup. They range from the traditional to the more modern, classic recipes to seasonal variations. The most popular is probably the split pea soup with ham. You can also add bacon, shrimp or any other protein of choice. The only ingredient that is constant in all recipes for split pea soup is dried split peas or peas.
A simple delicious split pea soup recipe for the instant pot with vegetarian options! There are a million and one recipes for split pea soup. They range from the traditional to the more modern, classic recipes to seasonal variations. The most popular is probably the split pea soup with ham. You can also add bacon, shrimp or any other protein of choice. The only ingredient that is constant in all recipes for split pea soup is dried split peas or peas.
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Ingredients

✓ 6 cups chicken stock (see notes for variations) ✓ 3 cups of chopped ham, loosely packed (see notes for variations) ✓ 1 16 oz package Green Split peas (plus water for soaking) ✓ 3 medium carrots (chopped into 1/2 inch thick rounds) ✓ 2 celery stalks (chopped into 1/2 inch thick slices) ✓ 1 medium onion (thinly sliced) ✓ 2 tbsp fat for frying (coconut or olive oil, bacon fat, etc) ✓ 1/2 tbsp - paprika (Hungarian smoked is what we use) ✓ 1/2 tbsp - garlic powder ✓ 1/2 tbsp - sea salt ✓ 1/2 tbsp - black pepper ✓ 1 tsp medium/hot chili powder or cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

1. Heat 2 tbsp fat in Instant Pot on Saute function; 2. Place peas in a large bowl and cover with water to soak while prepping; 3. Chop your onions and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until they start to turn translucent; Add broth and scrape bottom of pot to loosen browned bits; 4. Stir in all remaining ingredients aside from the peas; 5. Drain peas and add to the pot; 6. Set to Soup function and adjust time to 12 minutes, allow to naturally release; 7. Stir gently to combine and salt and pepper to taste when serving; Crock-Pot Instructions: 1. Soak peas in hot water for 5 minutes. Meanwhile chop veggies.; 2. Put all ingredients in the crock pot and stir to combine; 3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until fully cooked. Check at 4 hours; Notes - This soup will thicken significantly as it stands. - Please be sure that regardless of the combination, the total amount of meat or cooked meat substitutes do not exceed 3 cups and the level remains below the "10" mark inside the Instant Pot. - To make it vegan or vegetarian use veggie broth, omit the ham and add a little more salt and a 1/2-1 tsp of liquid smoke to help get that smoky flavor without the meat! - Feel free to also add whatever meat substitute you would like. - For replacing the meat in this we liked adding 3 cups of raw potatoes (1" thick chunks) or 3 cups of COOKED lentils, rice or beans. - Alternatively a half cup each of UNCOOKED lentils/beans & rice!
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2 Comments

  1. Carrie

    Where did the quantity go in the ingredients? How many carrots/celery? How much broth? Did this recipe recently get reformatted and all the quantities replaced with check marks?

    Reply
    • realfoodtoheal

      Hey Carrie, thanks for your comment! There was a formatting glitch but the amounts are back now!

      Reply

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