This instant pot split pea soup with ham is a delicious way to use up your holiday ham bone!
I can’t believe it’s almost Easter! That means it’s time to make my instant pot holiday ham again and it also means it’s time to make a delicious soup using the ham bone.
As much as we enjoy eating ham, I have to tell you – I love using up the ham bone even more. During the Christmas holiday, I made this creamy ham and wild rice soup and it was a hit! This year, we’ll be enjoying classic split pea soup with ham:
This simple split pea soup is made with a handful of ingredients but the star of the soup: the magical ham bone. You just toss everything into the pot and pressure cook. It couldn’t be easier to make!
I highly suggest frying some diced ham in a sauté pan and adding it to the soup before you serve it. The caramelized pork makes this split pea soup a bit more decadent.
- 1 pound split peas
- 1 meaty ham bone + leftover diced ham for garnish
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- ½ serrano, minced, optional
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 7 cups water or broth
- Salt, adjust to taste
- Add all of the ingredients to the pot.
- Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 15 minutes at high pressure.
- Naturally release pressure for 15 minutes.
- Adjust salt to taste.
- Optional: Fry any leftover diced ham in a sauté pan and use as garnish.