Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup

This is my favorite split pea soup recipe. I love my pressure cooker and use it for meals that I need to cook for the family in a hurry. This is great for a cold winter’s night, and it tastes great for lunch the next day. I serve it with French bread.

You will need:

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 1 ham hock
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®) (Optional)


Pour water into a pressure cooker. Add split peas, ham hock, onion, celery, thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper. Close cooker securely and place pressure regulator over vent according to manufacturer’s instructions. Bring to high pressure; adjust temperature until regulator is gently rocking. Cook, about 30 minutes.

Pour cold water over the pressure cooker to release pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Remove ham hock and strip off meat; add to soup. Stir well to distribute flavors. Season with salt and hot pepper sauce.

Prep Time: 15 mins/Cooking Time: 30 mins/ Total Time: 45 mins

Servings: 6

Calories: 364.1