A creamy split pea soup spiced up with sausage and a little red pepper flakes.
My husband grew up eating split pea soup and he’s always enjoyed it. I, on the other hand, was a very picky eater growing up and wasn’t about to eat green soup. Fortunately, now that I’m a little bit older and hopefully a little bit wiser, I can finally say I like eating green split pea soup.
I recently saw Kalyn’s Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage and Carrots and decided to give it a try in the pressure cooker. I combine Kalyn’s recipe with one of my favorite pressure cooker soup recipes, Butternut Squash Soup.
You stir in a little half and half after pureeing the soup to add an extra layer of creamy, deliciousness. If you’re watching you weight for the new year, feel free to eliminate the half and half.
My husband loved this soup. He said it was an awesome soup, which is high praise because usually when he likes something he just says it’s pretty good. And I really like this soup too. Even if it was green.
Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you lots of delicious pressure cooked meals in the new year.
Split Pea Soup with Chicken Sausage
- 1 lb. ground chicken sausage
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup diced carrots
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
- 2 14-ounce cans (28 ounces) chicken stock
- 2 cups water
- 1 package (16 ounce) split peas, rinsed and sorted
- 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup half and half
- Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Select sauté and brown sausage in pressure cooking pot. Remove to a plate.
Melt butter in pressure cooker pot. Sauté onions, celery, and carrots until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cook for one minute. Add chicken stock, water, split peas and red pepper flakes.
Select high pressure and 10 minutes cook time. When beep sounds turn pressure cooker off, wait 10 minutes and then use a Quick Pressure Release to release any remaining pressure.
When valve drops carefully remove lid, tilting away from you to allow steam to disperse. Puree until mixture is very smooth. (I used my immersion blender and pureed it in the pressure cooker pot.)
Select Simmer and add sausage and half and half and heat until sausage is heated. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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