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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Split Pea Soup (Whole30)


  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces dry green split peas, rinsed & debris removed
  • 1 pound smoked turkey meat (I used turkey wing)
  • 6 cups water or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 medium-size carrots, peeled & diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp oil (for pressure cooker)

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  1. Rinse peas and add to the slow cooker.
  2. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and water/broth. Stir to mix well.
  3. Nestle in smoked meat if using. Add bay leaf on top.
  4. Cook HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 6-8.
  5. Remove bay leaf & stir.
  6. If you’re using meat: remove the meat from the slow cooker, shred and stir back into the soup.

Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Turn on the IP and select sauté.  Once hot, add oil, carrots, celery, and onion. Cook 5-7 minutes until soft. Add garlic & cook an additional minute.
  2. Pour in water/broth and deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon.
  3. Rinse split peas and add to the pressure cooker along with the thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir to mix well. Nestle in the smoked turkey. Add bay leaf on top.
  4. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure for 15 minutes. When done, natural release the pressure for 10 minutes then quick release the remaining pressure.
  5. Remove bay leaf & stir.
  6. If you’re using meat: remove the meat from the pressure cooker, shred and stir back into the soup.

Notes

Add salt & pepper to taste when the soup is done cooking.

Soup will thicken as it cools.