Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup by

Chef Julia


Pair with a grilled cheese sandwich for the ultimate comfort meal!

Serves: 6-8


  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 smoked ham hock, chopped / ham bone
  • 1 lb. bag dry split peas, rinsed
  • 6 cups chicken bone broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, garnish


  1. Set instant pot to sauté mode and melt butter. Place carrots, onion, and celery and stir to combine. Sauté for 5 minutes until vegetables are softened.
  2. Add split peas, ham, broth, and bay leaves, and stir to combine all ingredients.
  3. Cover instant pot with lid and switch from “sauté mode” to “manual” and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with the pressure valve closed.
  4. Once timer has gone off, let pressure naturally decrease for 10-15 minutes before opening the quick release pressure valve.
  5. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and stir thoroughly and garnish with fresh parsley.