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Pease Pudding In The Instant Pot. How to make pease pudding in a pressure cooker with just simple everyday ingredients. No soaking and easy to make syn free for Slimming World.
Take a trip in your kitchen to Northern England and enjoy a delicious homemade pease pudding. Loaded with slimming world speed foods and perfect for serving as an alternative to cheese spread, hummus or dip.
Even better, pease pudding is good for you and loaded with fibre and perfect for Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Gluten Free and Vegetarian dieters. It is also very easy to adapt for vegans that want to enjoy pease pudding too!
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Instant Pot Pease Pudding
As a child I was always put off by dried lentils and dried peas. They were the thing that your grandparents blew up in their old school pressure cookers that often tasted blend and never quite right.
Or on Slimming World as a kid, it was what my mum put in the food and because the Slimming World recipes back then weren’t great, in fact they tasted like horrible diet food.
But now we have electric pressure cookers like the instant pot that do a much better job and slimming world recipes have improved so much compared to what was recommend 25 years ago.
This meant that I have gone many, many years without eating any dried lentils or considering cooking them.
Well recently I received a load of dried lentils and dried peas to try out and make new recipes with and one of those is going to be today’s pease pudding in the instant pot.
I have always wanted to make pease pudding, ever since having it as a kid in Newcastle. I was reading a recipe for pease pudding recently (not an instant pot one) and it was grab the yellow split peas, place them in a bowl and soak overnight.
I was like “get the instant pot out”.
I don’t want to soak overnight.
I want to throw the ingredients into the instant pot for pease pudding and let the instant pot cook pease pudding from scratch in JUST 25 minutes.
What’s Pease Pudding?
I am sure there will be some of you scratching your head and wondering what’s pease pudding?
With so many people from Southern England not knowing what it is, then you will not be alone. A bit like me when I read an American recipe from the deep south and wonder what they are on about!!!
Pease pudding is a northern thing. By that I mean northern England or more specifically Newcastle.
Popular in parts of Newcastle and surrounding areas it is a Northern England version of the popular Greek dip hummus.
My grandma would talk about how much she ate it as a kid. Long before she met my grandad she lived in the North East and lived in an area that specialised in it.
What’s Pease Pudding Made Of?
It combines celery, onion, carrots and yellow split peas and tastes delicious. It is often served in ham sandwiches as an alternative to sandwich spread.
Though it is also used as a dip. I like it most as an alternative to pate and you could spread it on toast too.
I like it most like my Slimming World Hummus with carrot sticks and cucumber sticks as a healthy snack. You could also take it to the beach in the summer, use it in meal prep lunches or keep it as a sandwich filler.
Is Pease Pudding Good For You?
Absolutely. It is loaded with carrots, celery, onion and healthy dried yellow split peas.
In Fact, the yellow split peas we used was from a whole foods supplier! Pease Pudding is perfect combination for a high vegetable and high fibre snack.
Though I wouldn’t recommend it for babies or for pregnant women. That is because pease pudding can give you a lot of wind and it can make you feel worse when pregnant and babies wouldn’t appreciate all that extra gas.
Said the mum that had a very colicky baby!
Pease Pudding can be one of your five a day. If you have children that are anti-vegetable, you can serve them this with their meals. Because the ingredients have been blended, they will never know that it is veggie loaded.
Is Pease Pudding Vegetarian? Yes it is. You have the option to add butter to it, and if you don’t it would be vegan too.
Instant Pot Pease Pudding No Soak
As I mentioned above, there is no soak of the yellow split peas when you cook pease pudding in the instant pot pressure cooker.
Dried peas and lentils are up there with other foods that are much quicker to cook in the instant pot.
Instead of an overnight soak you load your rinsed dried yellow split peas into the instant pot with your other ingredients and then cook your pease pudding for 25 minutes.
This allows the peas to fully cook and makes it easy to blend your pease pudding.
What Ingredients & Gadgets Go Into Instant Pot Pease Pudding?
There are 5 main ingredients that go into instant pot pease pudding:
- Yellow Split Peas
- Salt & Pepper
Apart from the yellow split peas, I would assume that most people will already have the ingredients in and won’t have to go to any specialist shops.
This is the brand of Yellow Split Peas we used that we received as a sample to try out in our instant pot pease pudding.
Pease Pudding In Instant Pot
Making instant pot pease pudding is so EASY. In fact, during the prep of our instant pot pease pudding, Sofia our 5 year old did most of the prep as she loves to be involved.
She got her kids knife out and prepped the celery, onion and carrot for me. While she was doing this, I rinsed the yellow split peas, and everything got thrown into the instant pot pressure cooker.
There is also no sauté stage making it oil free!
- Prep the veg. Add to your instant pot your cleaned and diced celery, peeled and diced onion and peeled and diced carrot.
- Rinse the peas. Using your sieve rinse your yellow split peas and get rid of any dodgy ones.
- Load the instant pot. Add in your yellow split peas, your veg and your water.
- Cook and blend. Place the lid on your instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 25 minutes. Once done place in the blender and blend until smooth like pate.
Can Pease Pudding Be Frozen?
Yes it can. In fact, after we made our pease pudding we kept one batch for lunch and then placed the other 3 small batches into the freezer. We labelled each one up and then we have some more pease pudding for another day.
Pease Pudding And Ham Sandwich
For a traditional, classic, authentic way to enjoy pease pudding, then it must be a pease pudding and ham sandwich.
Instead of adding cheese to your ham sandwich add a layer of pease pudding instead. Because the texture of pease pudding is like pate it works very well in a ham sandwich.
Pease Pudding On Slimming World
Pease pudding is perfect for Slimming World and is perfect if you are looking to introduce more speed foods into your daily diet.
You can serve it on your healthy extra sandwiches or toast or have it with some carrot sticks or cucumber sticks as a snack.
Many pease pudding recipes call for butter and you can cook pease pudding without butter and maybe add in a replacement.
If you forget the butter, then this pease pudding is 100% syn free on slimming world.
More Instant Pot Slimming World Favourites
Here at Recipe This we love delicious instant pot slimming world recipes and we have plenty more! Our slimming world friendly version of pease pudding is not the first!
What I decided to do was put a list of all our instant pot slimming world recipes into one post, so that you could easily navigate. I also plan on adding to it frequently. Click here to access them all and bon appetite!
Slimming World Pease Pudding In The Instant Pot
- Clean and slice your celery. Peel and dice your carrots and onion. Rinse your yellow split peas with a sieve or colander.
- Place the yellow split peas, carrots, onion and celery into the instant pot.
- Load up with 4 cups/960ml of water into the instant pot and stir the ingredients.
- Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and set the time to 25 minutes on high pressure.
- Use natural pressure release and manually release pressure.
- Stir, season with salt and pepper and blend.
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