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, there 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

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

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231 kcal / 966 kJ
2 g
17 g
37 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

15 min
15 min
Ready in:
30 min
8 servings



  1. Add all the ingredients in the Instant Pot. Cover Instant Pot 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

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. Sarah
    December 5, 2019

    Great soup, I didn’t have an onion or all of the spices, but used more green onion and I loved this
    thanks so much

  2. Nathania
    December 2, 2019

    Thank you for this! It was delicious and easy. I didn’t have carrots, celery or a potato so I used red pepper and sweet potato. Best split pea soup I’ve ever had.

  3. Elektra Harris
    November 17, 2019

    I have made this soup a few times and appreciate the ingredients. It is fast, healthy and tasty. I left out the tofu hot dogs and the soup is fine as it is.

  4. Heather
    November 11, 2019

    Delicious! Thanks so much this recipe!

  5. Elijah Lynn
    November 9, 2019

    Just made this and love the texture of the veggies! The texture of the split peas was still quite coarse and uncooked feeling and tasting. I am currently re-instant potting them for another 15 minutes now in hopes to get the peas cooked fully. I do wonder if they are just bad peas though, will find out in about 30 minutes or so.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 9, 2019

      Elijah, you definitely had some old split peas, cooking for long should cook the split peas, 30 minutes extra is too long though.

  6. Karen
    October 31, 2019

    Looks super! What size instant pot do you have? I have a mini 3-quart and wonder if it’s big enough.

  7. Nicholas
    October 25, 2019

    This is the absolute BEST recipe

  8. Shannon
    October 10, 2019

    Hi i want to make this soup. How much liquid smoke would i use in place of the paprika? I am so glad i found your site! Recipes look delicious!!

  9. Tiffany
    September 7, 2019

    Can I just use the same ingredients for non instapot?

  10. Andrea Thurman
    September 5, 2019

    Great soup, I substituted the potato for a sweet potato and skipped the carrots, at the end I blended it into a creamy soup of tastiness. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 6, 2019

      Andrea, you are welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it and I love your adjustment with the sweet potato.

  11. Adina
    August 15, 2019

    Split peas sorted & rinsed…sorted??? I’m a noob cook what does that mean 😳

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 15, 2019

      Adina, welcome to my site. I just mean you remove debris or split peas that don’t look clean.The worst thing to experience is eating your pot of legume and bite into stone or a piece of debris.

    • Robert Edward Ly
      December 4, 2019

      Can i use frozen peas? I have a ton of them in the freezer

      • Michelle Blackwood, RN
        December 4, 2019

        Robert do you mean frozen green peas or split peas that you stored in the freezer? I wouldn’t use soft frozen whole green peas in the Instant Pot, it will be just mush and I’m not sure about the flavor,

  12. Anita Shapiro
    July 22, 2019

    I made this soup today and the flavor is very delicious. I will make it again but cook for much less time, possibly 5 minutes instead of 15 minutes. Also will do an intermittent quick release. I can always go back and add minutes but cannot remove cooking times.

  13. Lisa Martinez
    June 13, 2019

    this soup is absolutely delicious!

  14. Pat Humphrey
    June 7, 2019

    Well, Sis, ya done it again! Made this for lunch today and my husband and I absolutely loved it. (I think i’ll leave out the green onion though, or just put it on top when serving. They came out a bit slimy.) But the soup tasted fantastic! Taking the lentil meatballs to church tomorrow!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 7, 2019

      That’s awesome Pat, I’m happy you loved it, I’m so used to the slimy texture of cooked green onion that I never thought that others might not like it. I’m here in Florida preparing Sabbath lunch, have a blessed Sabbath.

  15. Lisa
    May 22, 2019


  16. Wilma
    May 17, 2019

    Loved this soup. So easy to make and so delicious. :) . Thank-you for the recipe!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 17, 2019

      Wilma I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for your feedback, I appreciate it.

      • Pat Humphrey
        June 7, 2019

        Yes, I’m an Instant Pot fan and a fan of yours too! A dynamic duo. More please!

        • Michelle Blackwood
          June 7, 2019

          Pat, thank you. I plan to make more recipes and my hubby just bought me an Air Fryer and its awesome as well.

  17. Jill Bond
    March 4, 2019

    This was absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Always love finding new vegan recipes (especially for my instant pot!) and if your other recipes are anything like this one (which I am sure they will be) you are a new favorite of mine!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 4, 2019

      Jill, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I plan to add more Instant Pot recipes. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and welcome to our website.

  18. Jan Alleman
    March 2, 2019

    This was absolutely delicious. And sooo easy. Just dump all prepped ingredients into the pot and press start. Even better the next day. Thank you!!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 2, 2019

      You are welcome Jan, I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

  19. Linda
    February 21, 2019

    This is the second time using my instant pot. Pea soup is a favorite of mine yet I never made it. I did not use all of the spices or nutritional yeast but the soup came out great. I love that everything was just added to the pot and set to cook without having to sauté anything first. It is so nice to have a new go-to recipe!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 21, 2019

      Linda, I’m so happy you enjoyed it and that it came out great. I love my Instant Pot as well, it is such a time saver.

  20. Lauryn
    February 8, 2019

    Well, that was tasty! My husband – who hates soup- loved this so much. The smokey flavor with the paprika and veggie hot dogs was outstanding! I didn’t add the nutritional yeast because I find it off putting, but other than that I followed it to a tee. Nice work.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 8, 2019

      Thank you Lauryn for your feedback, I’m so happy you and your husband enjoyed it.

  21. Quesa Jones
    February 2, 2019

    Michelle Michelle Michelle! WOW this was super good, comfort food. Healthy, but oh so good! Just absolutely delicious. I prepared myself a very small bowl to start, and have been back numerous times for more servings :)

    You are such a gifted chef to create so many delicious vegan recipes! They also are easy to make and your skill set is very versatile…From desserts, to entrees everything is delectable.

    Keep sharing your delicious recipes, and I will keep making them one by one :)

    Many thanks!

  22. Tracey Struthers
    January 29, 2019

    I loved this soup, so yummy. Not sure but mine was super thick I had to add several cups of broth to the end product.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 29, 2019

      Tracey I’m happy you enjoyed it, split pea soup tend to thicken as it cools.

  23. David
    January 24, 2019

    hi there, looks delicious! Quick question, what are the Instant Pot parameters that we have use? High pressure? Manual to 15m?


    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 24, 2019

      Hello David, I have updated instructions to make it clearer for the reader, I hope you enjoy.

      • LINDSEY
        November 3, 2019

        I haven’t made it yet, but it sounds good so I’m going to make it today. Any replacements for the vegan hot dogs? Or can I just omit them and add liquid smoke?