Perfect Split Pea Soup using Instant Pot

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By Bruce Hoffman

Every year when the weather turned cold - my mom - bless her heart - would make pea soup. We always knew that was the beginning of winter ( In New Orleans you always couldn't tell just by the temperature). This year, we got an Instant Pot because we wanted a slow cooker and I got one that really didn't work - Second time using it and I did the pea soup. It really came out better than my mom's - all I can say is try it - really tasty and warms you up on those cold nights

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 25 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  •   1 lb
    dry split peas
  •   1 large
  •   4 large
    carrots, cubed
  •   4 stalk(s)
    celery ribs sliced
  •   1 Tbsp
    tony cherie's or other creole seasoning
  •   2
    bouillion cubes - beef
  •   5 c
  •   1 large
    ham bone

How To Make

  • 1
    rince split peas under water - place in bowl and soak in very hot water for 5 minutes
  • 2
    chop onion; peel carrots and slice in large hunks; wash celery and cut into slices
  • 3
    add ham bone to instant pot inner pot - I used a ham bone for a ham I had the day before - add other ingredients - add peas - add 2 cubes of beef bouillon - add 5 cups of water
  • 4
    set timer to manual for 17 minutes. start process
  • 5
    it takes a while to start pressure cooking - be patient - after 17 minutes - let the pressure naturally release - about 45 minutes
  • 6
    open - serve - with hot french bread