This Instant Pot Split Pea Soup is a great way to use a leftover ham hock. If you don’t have one, feel free to use diced ham instead.
I actually froze two ham hocks from Easter Sunday and used one of them in this fall recipe. Nikki was happy with the big bone she got after all was said and done!
If you don’t have a leftover ham bone, you can always dice ham and use it instead.
How to make split pea soup
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 ham hock
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 12 oz dried split peas, rinsed
- salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot and secure lid. It will look prettier coming out than going in, promise.
Set Instant Pot on high pressure and cook on manual for 15 minutes then release pressure manually. Use tongs to remove the hot ham hock from the pot and carefully remove any loose pieces of ham from the hock.
Optional – Use a food processor or immersion blender to liquify some of the soup if desired (I blend about 2 cups and leave the rest alone) Add blended soup back into the pot along with the bits of ham.
The soup will thicken as it cools so you can thin it out with water or broth as you deem necessary.
I love how quick, simple, comforting, and CHEAP this meal is. Hope you enjoy it as much as our family does.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 1070mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 13g