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30-Minute Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe

30-Minute Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe
  • Meal

    Soup

  • Cusine

Ingredients

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium onion, finely diced

1 large rib celery, finely diced

6 ounces

2 medium cloves garlic, minced

1 pound dried green split peas

6 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock, or water

2 bay leaves

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Melt butter in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and ham and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Add peas, chicken stock or water, and bay leaves. Stir to combine, then cover pot and bring to high pressure. Cook for 20 minutes, then rapidly release pressure by opening the air valve. Open pot lid, stir contents until smooth, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve. Carefully clean the pressure cooker's gasket and valves as soon as the pot is cool enough to handle; pea soup can easily clog valves, which can cause your cooker to over-pressurize the next time you use it. Soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.