Split Pea Soup with Ham | A Simple and Hearty Soup

Split Pea Soup with Ham
Split Pea Soup with Ham
Split Pea Soup with Ham
Split Pea Soup with Ham
Split Pea Soup with Ham

This Split Pea and Ham Soup is a warm and hearty soup that makes a great simple dinner option! It’s a fantastic dish to make for those times that you have left over ham in the fridge. And best of all, you can make this in your slow cooker or Instant Pot!

Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Split Pea Soup with Ham | A Simple and Hearty Soup

This is another one of those “put everything into a pot and cook” recipes that my lazy cook’s heart loves. Seriously, nothing beats just throwing all of the ingredients to a meal into one pot, setting it to cook, walking away to do whatever else you need to do only to come back to a delicious, fully prepared meal. This is especially the case with a dish as delicious and simple as this split pea soup with ham recipe.

You know that situation where you’re eating cereal and you have milk left over, and so then you put cereal in it, and then you have cereal left over, so you put milk in it and before you know it, you’ve finished the box of cereal?

Yeah, me neither.

Anyway, I’m having one of those weeks. So I made Sausage and Kale and had Kale left over, so I bought a different type of sausage to make Sausage, Bean, and Kale soup. But that one I wanted some Mirepoix for, and danged if I don’t have some Mirepoix left over now. So I decided to make split pea soup with ham.

Good news on the ham is that I bought a package at Costco that wraps individual ham steaks. But of course, even with double the ham, we had some ham leftover (welcome to a household with two sleevers). If this is you, you can use the leftover ham to make Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Bake.

DO I NEED TO SOAK SPLIT PEAS?

Though soaking split peas will make them cook faster, it’s not necessary with this recipe. Just let your slow cooker or Instant Pot do all the work.

Like I said, I’m a huge fan of simple recipes, so the less steps the better!

IS SPLIT PEA SOUP HEALTHY?

Yes, split pea soup is actually quite nutrient dense due to the peas themselves. The soup is full of Dietary Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin K, and it has a surprising amount of Protein (which is only made better with the addition of ham in this recipe).

HOW TO MAKE THIS SPLIT PEA AND HAM SOUP IN A SLOW COOKER

  1. Add the ingredients exactly how it’s listed for the Instant Pot directions.
  2. Add an additional 2 cups of water to the recipe.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or until the split peas are cooked.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING THIS INSTANT POT SPLIT PEA SOUP

  • If you’re making this split pea soup with ham bone, cook with the bone in. Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, remove the bone, shred the meat and place the meat back in the soup.
  • If you want to make this recipe with leftover ham, dice about one cup of ham and add to the peas before cooking.
  • Make a double batch of this Instant Pot Pea Soup so you have plenty left over to freeze and heat up later.

Want some more awesome Instant Pot Soups?

Whether you’re looking for an easy dump and cook meal, a way to use up some leftover ingredients from a previous meal, or you’re just craving a hot and filling soup, this Instant Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham recipe is sure to do the job. And if you’ve already enjoyed this delicious soup, let me know in the comments!

Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Split Pea Soup with Ham

Split Pea Soup with Ham | A Simple and Hearty Soup

This Split Pea Soup with Ham is a warm and hearty soup that makes a great simple dinner option! Make this in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Course: Main Courses, Soups

Cuisine: American

Keyword: instant pot split pea soup, split pea soup, split peas and ham

Servings: 6

Calories: 250kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

For Finishing

Instructions

For the crock pot

  • Place split peas, ham, Mirepoix, water, bay leaves, salt, and pepper into the slow cooker, and let it cook for 4 hours on high, 8 on low. You may need to add water toward the end.

  • Open the lid and stir in liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, and hot sauce, and serve.

For the Instant Pot

  • Place split peas, ham, Mirepoix, water, bay leaves, salt, and pepper into the Instant Pot. Close the lid and cook on high for 20 minutes.

  • At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes, and then release all remaining pressure.

  • Open the lid and stir in liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, and hot sauce, and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g

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Originally Published April 17, 2014

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