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Dump and Go Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot

by Mama's Real Meals
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Instant pot pea soup is truly a set and forget-it recipe. Take 10 minutes to put the ingredients in the pot, and have a bowl of comfort food on the table in less than an hour! Filled with vegetables and sausage the whole family will love this simple pressure-cooker meal!

Instant pot pea soup is truelly a set and forget it recipe. Take 10 minutes to put the ingredients in the pot, and have a bowl of comfort food on the table in less than an hour! Filled with vegetables and sausage the whole family will love this simple pressure cooker meal!

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This is one soup that almost all my kids eat without complaint. And then ask for more. Seriously I consider 3 out 5 pretty good. And honestly the 2 that complain, one is the toddler so she doesn’t count and the other still eats her bowl empty, even though she complains first! 

So that doesn’t really count either LOL

And I love making it cuz I can seriously just drop everything into my instant pot and walk away. 

It seriously takes maybe 5 minutes to throw it together.

I don’t have to think about soaking my peas, or remembering to start dinner in the morning so that this pea soup is done by dinner time! And let’s not mention of big of a pain it is to make it on the stovetop cuz #italwaysburns

So did I convince you to try it yet?

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First, let’s start with the most common questions I get asked when people are going to make pea soup in their instant pot!

Should split peas be soaked?

Nope, not when you make your split pea soup in the instant pot. The peas will be cooked after 30 minutes. 

Even if you making pea soup in your crockpot, you don’t need to soak them either. 

The only time I recommend it is when you’re going to cooking your pea soup on the stove.

how many cups is a pound of split peas?

2 cups. In a 2 lbs bag, there will be 4 cups of dried peas

Let’s get cooking now!

How do you cook dried peas in the instant pot?

1.Add your dried split peas to the instant pot. Add the water (or chicken broth) salt and pepper. 

2.Then add your mixed veggies. I like to do a combination of carrots, leek, cabbage, cauliflower, and celery. ( I make big batches of this mix and then store it in the freezer and use it in all my soups and stews. Like this cream of chicken soup and this dump and go beef stew. Feel free to add potatoes!

3.If you don’t have a handy mix of veggies, chop up ½ cup carrots, ½ cup celery, and 1 small onion. 

4.Add the veggies to the soup

5.Then place the sausage link on top. 

6.Close the lid. Make sure the pressure valve is locked, then press manual, cook time and adjust to 30 minutes. 

That’s it!! 

I told you it was super easy!

7.Once the cooking time is up, let the instant pot naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes minimum, or let it completely naturally release the pressure. 

8.Then take out your sausage, and dice it up. 

9.Before you put your sausage back in, take your immersion blender and blend the soup. This is completely optional, but I like my pea soup smooth, and this makes the kids eat it better too. 

If you don’t have an immersion blender pour the soup into a blender and then back into the instant pot and add the sausage back in. 

close up of  a ladle in a instant pot of split pea soup

How to thicken pea soup

If the soup is to thin for your liking, you can thicken it by making a cornstarch slurry. Simply mix ¼ cup cornstarch in with ⅓ cup cold water and stir in a little at a time until you get the desired thickness. 

For next time, take note of how much water you added initially and next time you make this split pea soup simply use ½ cup liquid less each time until you get your desired thickness!

Do keep in mind though, once this soup cools completely it gets really thick if it doesn’t have enough liquid, which in turn makes it difficult to reheat!. 

The kids will eat 2 bowls of this soup! This batch is big enough for my family to eat from it for 2 meals, plus a couple of lunches for my husband and I! 

Even if you don’t need this much soup for only 1 or 2 meals, make it anyway! It doesn’t take any extra time, and it freezes amazingly.

How to freeze split pea soup.

Simply fill a freezer-safe bag ¾ way full/ close the bag and carefully let out the air bubbles. Then lay it flat on a cookie sheet and place it in a freezer. Then once it’s frozen, its easily stacked in your freezer! 

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How to reheat frozen split pea soup in the instant pot

Simply let your bag of soup defrost in the fridge or on the counter for a couple of hours. Then place the soup in your instant pot and select the reheat option. Then hit adjust so that you adjust the temp to the ‘more’. Then close the lid and let the pot do its magic! 

If the soup is completely defrosted your soup will be hot in 10 minutes. 

If the soup is still half-frozen add ½ cup water to the bottom of the pot (to prevent burning) and then adjust the reheat time to 20 minutes. 

If the soup is still not hot enough to your liking, select the saute option and stir the soup with a flat bottom spoon, until it comes to a rapid boil. 

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close up of sausage in an instant pot full of split pea soup

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instant pot split pea soup

Dump and go Split pea soup in the instant pot

Instant pot pea soup is truly a set and forget-it recipe. Take 10 minutes to put the ingredients in the pot, and have a bowl of comfort food on the table in less than an hour! Recipes Dump and Go Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot american Print This
Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 417 calories 16.9 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 lb split peas
  • 8 cups water or chicken broth
  • 2 cups mixed veggies ( ½ cup carrots, ½ celery, ¼ cup cauliflower, ¾ cup onion diced)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chicken bullion( optional, but essential if you’re using water)
  • 1 lb sausage

Instructions

Dump all the ingredients in the instant pot in the order given. Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is locked, and adjust the cooking time to 20 minutes. Once the pot is done cooking let it naturally release the pressure ( or let it release for 15 minutes). Remove the sausage and dice. Before adding the sausage back on, remove the bay leaves and then take an immersion blender and blend the soup to make it smooth. Add the sausage back in and serve! 

 

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