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Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

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.
Keyword instant pot split pea soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 218kcal
Author Jenn


  • 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
  • Set Instant Pot on high pressure and cook on manual for 15 minutes.
  • Release pressure manually
  • Remove ham hock from pot and carefully remove any loose pieces of ham from the hock
  • 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.
  • Soup will thicken as it cools. Thin with water or broth if necessary.



Update: I made this Instant Pot split pea soup recipe again and decided to use the whole bag of split peas (160z) instead of measuring out 12 0z. I turned out well, but if you go this route, be sure to add at least another cup of liquid. I added water instead of additional chicken broth. As far as flavor is concerned, I didn't notice much difference so feel free to add in water instead of chicken broth at this point.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 1070mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g