Instant Pot Split Pea & Ham Soup Freezer Pack

Prep and freeze all the ingredients for this homey classic ahead of time, and it will be ready to cook and serve any night of the week--no lengthy simmering needed, thanks to the multicooker. Freezing the ingredients in a round container creates the perfect fit for an easy transfer into your pressure cooker without having to thaw first.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
8 cups


  • 2 medium carrots, sliced (about 3/4 cup)

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/3 cups)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 ounces ham, diced

  • 1 ¾ cups dry split peas

  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 teaspoon Splash of sherry vinegar


  1. To prep and freeze: Combine carrots, celery, onion, garlic, pepper and salt in a 64-ounce round, freezer-safe container. Layer the ham on top, then the split peas. Seal and freeze until ready to use, up to 3 months.

  2. To cook: Let the soup mix stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Invert the frozen soup mixture into a multicooker (the split peas should be at the bottom of the pot). Add broth and water. Lock lid in place and cook at high pressure for 30 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Stir in the vinegar, if using. Serve immediately.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1 and freeze for up to 3 months.

Equipment: Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
2g Fat
33g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 2658IU 53%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 129mcg 32%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 585mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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