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Absolutely delicious Instant Pot Split Pea with Ham Soup,  filling enough for a meal on it’s own.  I like to serve it with warm crusty sourdough bread.   It’s the perfect soup for a cool day, and takes under an hour to prepare from start to finish.

Not only is it quick to make this Instant Pot Split Pea with Ham Soup, it’s also incredibly budget friendly, and a great way to use up a leftover ham bone that you might have after cooking a ham for a holiday or Sunday dinner.

Instant Pot Split Pea with Ham Soup
Instant Pot Split Pea with Ham Soup

Frequently people think cooking good food has to be expensive,  however I completely disagree.   Use the ham bone not only for ham that goes into this Instant Pot Split Pea with Ham Soup but also for making Instant Pot Ham Stock and you’re using the Ham in three different meals.  THREE, now that is Frugal, and that’s a good thing!

Making the Instant Pot Ham Stock not only gives this soup additional flavour, it also allows me to control the amount of salt that goes into my soups.  Store bought bouillon cubes are super salty, and I prefer to either make my own or use the reduced sodium option.

Honestly making stock from scratch in the Instant Pot is so effortless, it’s really set it and forget it, tastes so much richer, and budget friendly too.  Try it, you won’t be disappointed, and I guarantee you’ll see the difference in your results.

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Instant Pot Split Pea with Ham Soup

Instant Pot Split Pea with Ham Soup

This delicious Instant Pot Split Pea with Ham Soup is a filling enough for a meal on it's own, but I like to serve it with warm crusty sour dough bread.  The he perfect soup for a cool winter day, and take only 30 minutes from start to finish.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine French Canadian
Servings 12 cups


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 large carrots diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery sliced in 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  • 2 cups Ham cubed
  • 8 cups Ham stock or chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Set your Instant Pot to Saute on medium.  Add onions, carrots, and celery, saute 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in Thyme, Bay Leaves, black pepper, minced garlic, and diced ham.  Saute 1-2 minutes.
  • Reset your Instant Pot to Pressure Cook on High.  Pour in Ham or Chicken stock, water, and then split peas.  Do not stir;  this keeps the split peas from settling to the bottom and potentially causing the BURN notice.
  • Cook for 17 minutes, don't forget to make sure your steam vent is closed.   Once cooked, let sit for 10 minutes on Natural release, open the vent and carefully release any remaining steam.
  • Open the pot, stir and season to taste with additional salt and pepper and enjoy!


Adjust the soup to your tastes:
Too Thick?  Add in additional water or stock and stir until desired consistency is reached.
Too Thin?  Set the Instant Pot to Saute on LOW, and let simmer until reduced to desired consistency.
The Cook time noted include coming to pressure, pressure cooking time and natural pressure release time.


Serving: 12g
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By on October 14th, 2018
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