Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup is a perfect way to use up your leftover holiday ham.
Split Pea Soup is so comforting and delicious and reminds me of a quiet and stress free time in my life. It seems after holidays, people want recipes to use up their hams and Split Pea Soup is a great way.
Another fantastic use for leftover Easter or Christmas Ham is Holiday Party Ham Buns, which are easy to make and so delicious. They are popular in the Southern States and very popular in the Cuban community in Miami, which I am from originally.
Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup is delicious any time of the year. So, don’t just wait until after a big holiday to make some homemade soup that is so warm and comforting to your soul.
I like to start with a very super gelled ham bone broth. It is easy to make in the Pressure Cooker and then remove the thick fat layer after refrigerating. You can also make the Split Pea Soup from start to finish with the ham bone and ingredients all at once right in your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.
This is the result of making ham bone broth in advance. You end up with a nice and clear, mostly fat free gelled broth. This recipe is from ham bone broth.
Sauté the onion and celery and then add in the broth, carrots, broth, ham garlic, split peas, thyme and a bay leaf.
Lock your lid in place and set the timer for 10 minutes. Always allow a full natural pressure release when doing soup, otherwise, you will have a kitchen full of soup.
Serve with some warm Pressure Cooker Holiday Corny Cornbread.
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Here is your handy printable recipe:
- Push the Sauté button on your Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker.
- Add the olive oil to the pressure cooking pot.
- Add the onion and celery and sauté for five minutes.
- Add broth to the pressure cooking pot.
- Rinse split peas well and pull out any rocks.
- Add in the carrots, ham, garlic and split peas,
- Sprinkle in a little thyme and add a Bay leaf.
- Add fresh water up to the fill line.
- Lock on the cover and push the value to seal.
- Push the Manual Button and set time for 10 minutes on high pressure.
- Allow all pressure to naturally release, about 15-20 minutes