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Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup

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This rich and hearty soup uses not only split peas, but orzo pasta for a fabulous meal on a cold day.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dried split peas, sorted and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Heat oil in pressure cooker and saute onion, celery, garlic, and carrots for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add vegetable broth, split peas, thyme, chile pepper, salt and pepper to pressure cooker. Cover and bring up to pressure. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a medium-size pot of salted water to a boil, add orzo and cook until al dente. Drain well.

Reduce pressure, remove lid, and stir cooked and drained pasta into soup. Sprinkile with Parmesan cheese and serve.

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