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Split Pea and Smoked Ham Soup

This soup is thick as fog and showcases both split peas and diced ham. 
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword soup, peas, ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 pound of split peas rinsed
  • 2 cups diced smoked ham
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 4 cups broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme more for garnish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Half a lemon


  • In the Instant Pot, sauté veggies and garlic for 5 minutes in olive oil.
  • Add ham, broth, thyme, peas, and salt and pepper.
  • Set to Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.
  • Natural release for 10 minutes and then vent and open lid.
  • Serve with fresh thyme, a squeeze of lemon juice, and sour cream on top.