Our hearty and tasty split pea pressure cooker with ham is loaded with flavor and meets in minutes!
This recipe for split pea and pressure cooker ham soup is sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand.
Pressure cooker split pea soup with ham recipe
I made this tasty recipe in my Crock-Pot Express Crock multi-cooker. As you all know, this is my new favorite kitchen appliance.
The Express Crock combines the functions of a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a steamer, a stir fry / browning and 8 built-in preset buttons that allow you to cook a variety of dishes.
In other words, this thing does it all. It is an absolute staple in my kitchen and has gained a permanent place on the counter.
When it comes to split pea soup, I'm a new convert.
This warm, comforting soup has become one of my favorite news!
What are split peas
This is a question I asked myself before trying them for the first time a few months ago.
Split peas are field peas and are grown specifically for drying. The peas are peeled and then split on their natural seam, which helps them cook faster. You don't need to soak split peas to get a quick, creamy texture.
I also love split peas because you can keep them in an airtight container for up to a year in your pantry.
Split peas are a wonderfully nutritious food. They are rich in protein and fiber and low in fat.
Look at this pretty green color! The onion, carrots, celery and ham add so much flavor to my split pea soup.
If you're wondering what the split peas taste like, I would compare the flavor more to that of lentils than canned peas.
It’s a sweet, creamy flavor that tastes amazing with ham.
How to make split pea soup in a pressure cooker
My favorite way to make split pea soup is in my Express Crock.
It only takes a few minutes to sauté the vegetables and ham, then start your soup.
It's a fabulous meal for busy weeknights!
Pressure Pea Soup in a Pressure Cooker
This is what it really comes down to, my friends. Find easy meal ideas for busy families like mine.
That’s why I love this recipe for split pea soup with pressure cooker and that’s why I cannot recommend Express Crock enough!