Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
Recipe type: Soup
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  • 1 pound bag of dried split peas
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ cup sherry (optional)
  1. Add the dried peas, ham bone, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, spices, water, and sherry to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  2. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Push the manual button and ensure that "high pressure" has been selected. Set the time for 18 minutes.
  3. After the pea soup has cooked at high pressure for 18 minutes, allow the steam to release naturally for 12 minutes. Use a pot holder to flip the valve to release the remaining steam quickly.
  4. When all of the steam has been released, use a fork or an immersion blender to mash the ingredients and blend them together.
If you want a smooth texture, but do not have an immersion blender, you can carefully ladle the soup into a blender and blend the soup in small batches until it is completely blended. The heat can change the fit of the lid on some blenders, so be sure to place a pot holder over the top of the blender and then place pressure on the lid to keep the lid from coming off while being blended.
Recipe by Premeditated Leftovers™ at