Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

While soup is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat until foaming. Add bacon and cook, stirring, until bacon has released about half its fat and is starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add bread pieces and toss well to coat. Cook, tossing occasionally, until croutons are golden brown and starting to crisp and bacon is chewy-crisp, about 5 minutes. Mix in ½ tsp. red pepper flakes; season with salt.