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. 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.

  2. Cindy
    October 18, 2020

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

  3. 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! 🥰😋

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. Eliana
    July 31, 2020

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

  9. 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 :)

  10. 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.

  11. Charmian
    March 22, 2020

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Kendra Erickson
    February 2, 2020

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