Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup Recipe

There is nothing like a warm bowl of Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup Recipe for a cold winter’s day with carrots, celery, potatoes, and a smoky Southern Flavor.

Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup


I never dreamt it would be so cold in Florida this time of the year, and all I can think of making is soups with my Instant Pot. If you haven’t tried my Instant Pot Lentil Soup and my Instant Pot Rice and Peas, these recipes are a must-try, I have been getting great feedback on them.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, I have you covered check out my stovetop Split Pea Soup.

Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup Recipe

The beauty of these Instant Pot Soups is that you don’t have to use oil in the recipe. 

Just add all the ingredients and let the pot do its work and you don’t have to be checking the pot to see if all is well.

So for someone is wants to lose weight for the New Year then this soup is perfect,

It is high in fiber and hearty, you will feel very satisfied after you are finished.

It gets thick after it cools so you may need to add extra vegetable broth when reheating it and you can also freeze extra for later.

This Split Pea soup is 1 weight watcher’s point.

For a  smoky flavor, use smoked paprika, liquid smoke or  1 sliced gluten-free vegan Tofu Pups

Instant Pot Vegan Split Peas

How To Make Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup Recipe?

  1. Add all the ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  2. Cover Instant Pot and set the pressure release valve to Sealing.
  3. Select the Pressure Cook or Manual setting and set the cooking time for 15 minutes at high pressure.
  4. Let the pressure release naturally for 20 minutes.
  5. Move the Pressure Release to ‘Venting’ to release any remaining steam. Open the pot and stir and serve!

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 231 kcal / 966 kJ
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Carbs: 37 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • For:
  • 8 servings



  1. Add all the ingredients in the Instant Pot. Cover Instant Pot and set the pressure release valve to Sealing. Select the Pressure Cook or Manual setting and set the cooking time for 15 minutes at high pressure.
  2. Let the pressure release naturally for 20 minutes. Move the Pressure Release to 'Venting' to release any remaining steam. Open the pot and stir and serve!


Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Adrienne C
    January 18, 2021

    I’ve made this about 5 or 6 times now and it is AMAZING! I substituted the tofu pups with a couple Beyond sausage links bit kept everything else the same. It is delicious and my husband is obsessed with this lol We highly recommend it!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      January 18, 2021

      Adrienne, I’m so happy you and your husband enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your adjustments. I haven’t made it in awhile so I’m definitely going to make it tomorrow.

  2. Pam
    January 15, 2021

    So yummy!

  3. Sandy
    January 12, 2021

    Delicious!!! Very easy to make and the flavor is just DIVINE!!! Thanks for the recipe. :)))

  4. Stacy
    January 5, 2021

    Super easy, inexpensive and flavorful! I left out the tofu and didn’t miss it one bit!

  5. Eti
    December 30, 2020

    Every time I look up a recipe and see one that you post – I know it’s going to be delicious… Thank you once again for a yummy and so easy to make recipe. Can’t wait for lunch (or breakfast lol)!

  6. Anne
    November 29, 2020

    Absolutely delicious, and very easy. My 2- and 4-year old kids also loved it. We omitted the potato and tofu pups.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      November 30, 2020

      Anne, I’m so happy you and your little ones enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I appreciate it.

  7. Bill Meyers
    November 19, 2020

    Best vegan split pea soup ever! Even my non-vegan partner said it was the best she ever had. Too bad the website has no many distracting advertisments. Difficult to focus on the recipe!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      November 20, 2020

      Bill thank you very much for your feedback, I really appreciate it. I understand how you feel but the advertisement is what allows me to do this full-time so I can continue to keep experimenting to bring you the best recipes and it also pays for website maintenance and all our workers. I hope you try my other recipes too.

  8. Ginny B
    November 2, 2020

    Husband and teens loved this! Delicious and definitely a keeper.

  9. Laurie
    October 29, 2020

    This is amazing soup.

  10. Mindy McGowan
    October 27, 2020

    This was absolutely delicious! I added salt and hickory liquid smoke at the end. Yum!

  11. Kathy Jimenez
    October 23, 2020

    I had given up on making split pea soup because I could never cook it long enough to be tender. Then I found this recipe. I love that you just add everything to the Instant Pot and you have excellent soup in a short time. The flavor is perfect. I try to make it each week as it is healthy, filling, and yummy. This recipe is so good!

  12. veg_pharm_d
    October 21, 2020

    Best vegan split pea soup I have ever had, and I have tried a lot of recipes! Fabulous depth of flavor! THANK YOU FOR SUCH A PERFECT BOWL OF SOUP!
    I grew up on pea soup made from the holiday ham bone, I like the way the paprika gave a touch of sweetness (like we got from honey-baked ham bone). I made this recipe exactly as you gave it, just added a little splash of hickory liquid smoke at the end ( again, pea soup made from ham bone memories).
    Glad I found you, subscribed to your newsletter, looking forward to trying many more of your recipes!
    I don’t see a ‘print’ button either, but I just copied and pasted into a blank word doc. and printed that out because THIS IS A KEEPER.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      October 21, 2020

      Thank you so much for your comment, I’m so excited that my recipe brings back great memories. My web developer is working on the Print button so hopefully, it will be back soon. I had to screenshot a recipe today. I really appreciate your feedback.

  13. Dave M
    October 19, 2020

    I love my InstaPot and I love the simplicity and heartiness of this recipe. I have two criticisms. First, for my taste I think the heat of the cayenne overpowers the savory of the smoked paprika. Next time (and there will be a next time) I’ll leave out the cayenne. Second, although this is an easy recipe to write out, I would appreciate a print button or function to have a hard copy in the kitchen with me. Especially a format with the photo, ingredients, instructions, and nutritional info without all the ads.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      October 19, 2020

      Hello Dave sounds good, when I print from the two print buttons only one page without Ads prints. My printer prints front and back if there are long instructions. Not sure why this is not working like that for you.

    • Judith
      December 28, 2020

      Hi Michelle,
      I got a gift card for Christmas to my local Kohl’s Department Store. I plan to purchase an InstaPot, and your split pea soup will be my first recipe. I have been copying your recipes using the green print icon with no problem. I hope to order your cookbook too.
      Cheers to Healthier Steps for 2021!

      • Michelle Blackwood, RN
        December 28, 2020

        Judith, that is so awesome, that’s a great investment. Thank you for trying my recipe in advance. I appreciate your support!

  14. Cindy
    October 18, 2020

    Delicious! Even my meat-with-every-meal husband loved it. Definitely adding this one to the regular rotation.

  15. Kitri Lint
    October 13, 2020

    Oh my goodness! This recipe is off the charts! I followed the ingredients & amounts exactly and it turned out INCREDIBLE! I LOVE that this soup is so full of flavor without needing ANY addition of ham. Not to mention that when I’m eating it I know how much it’s loaded with phytonutrients! 🥰😋

  16. Laura
    October 5, 2020

    This was amazing! I’ve already eaten it, so no picture, but mine was green, like the split pea soup I’m accustomed to. I used green split peas. I used Sam’s Choice vegan protein broth and I used regular vegetable broth. I’ll make this again!

  17. Lori Neufeld
    September 23, 2020

    Very tasty! Made it exactly according to your recipe, then took an immersion blender to thicken it up. Still chunky though. Added a little ham to my husbands bowl. He’s not a vegetarian…lol.

  18. Melissa Brown
    September 12, 2020

    This is a stellar recipe! Just made it and I can not stop eating. It’s wonderful and super easy!

  19. Liz
    September 7, 2020

    This was so super easy to make and tasted incredible as is! Thank you for putting this wonderful plant-based dish out into the world.

  20. Eliana
    July 31, 2020

    I can’t wait, it is cooking as I write this. Thank you so much for posting the recipe.

  21. Sasha
    June 6, 2020

    Love how easy it is to throw everything in the pot and just forget about the cooking. And the result is fantastic! Great winter dish :)

  22. Lani
    May 26, 2020

    I LOVED this recipe. But more than that I appreciated how quick it took to throw this together. Next time I will double this. I never leave comments but this is so well deserved and I cook alot!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      May 26, 2020

      Lani, thank you very much for your comment. I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

    • Lann
      June 10, 2020

      Can I use regular whole dried peas in this instead of split??

      • Michelle Blackwood, RN
        June 10, 2020

        Lann yes you can but cook the peas for 45 minutes since I’m not sure which whole dried peas you are cooking, you didn’t specify.

  23. Charmian
    March 22, 2020

    Love this recipe. I use sweet potatoes for a little extra flavor.

  24. Patti
    March 13, 2020

    I’m not a big fan of split peas but had some in the pantry for months. I’m so glad I found you and this recipe! My husband and I are transitioning to vegan, so the old ham hock recipe was a no go. I’m also new to Instapot cooking and this is the first recipe I have made with it. Very easy and flavorful.

  25. Chris
    February 19, 2020

    This recipe is a win. The only thing I do different is saute it in the Instant Pot for a few minutes before pressure cooking.

  26. Kendra Erickson
    February 2, 2020

    I make this about 2 times per month. I love it! So delicious and hearty 👍