Cozy up with a warm bowl of Vegan Instant Pot Spilt Pea Soup on a chilly day!
The Instant Pot is pure magic. It is just game changer in the kitchen. As a new mom, I need all the shortcuts I can get it.
Making spilt pea soup in the instant pot is so easy. The machine does most of the work for you.
how to make spilt pea soup vegan
Many traditional spilt pea soup recipes use ham hock which gives the soup a smoky flavor.
To keep this soup meat free, I like to use smoked paprika. The smoked paprika adds a really nice smoky element to the soup without having to add any meat!
The best part about this soup is that it’s an inexpensive meal that’s not only delicious, but also packed full of nutrition!
Spilt peas are probably one of the cheapest foods out there. Nutritious food doesn’t always have to break the bank.
what kind of pressure cooker to use
I love using my Viva 6 quart Instant Pot pressure cooker! Any pressure cooker will work though.
To make a really thick and cozy spilt pea soup, I like to add big chucks of potatoes to the soup.
I just love the addition of potatoes.
can i make spilt pea soup ahead of time?
Yes! The soup will last at least 3 days stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.
The soup will thicken up a lot after it cools down. If it thickens up too much, no worries! This is compeltly normal.
how to reheat spilt pea soup
You can reheat the soup in a saucepan on the stove top or in the microwave. You’ll want to add a little water or vegetable broth to thin the soup.
what to serve with Instant Pot Spilt Pea soup
I love serving slices of warm bread with the soup. I love having some bread to dip into the soup. Yum!
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Vegan Instant Pot Spilt Pea Soup might not look the prettiest, but it sure is tasty!
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion, diced
- 2 Celery Ribs, thinly sliced
- 2 Carrots, diced
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
- 2 Medium Potatoes, peeled and chopped into large chunks
- 1 LB. Dry Spilt Peas, sorted and rinsed
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 8 Cups Vegetable Broth
- Salt and Pepper
- Turn the pressure cooker to the saute setting.
- Add the olive oil, onion, celery and carrots. Cook for 4-6 minutes, until softened.
- Add the garlic; stir, cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the paprika and thyme, stir, and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the saute function by hitting cancel.
- Add the potatoes, spilt peas, bay leaf, broth, salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything together, making sure the spilt peas aren't sticking together.
- Cover the pressure cooker, close the steam valve, and set to manual, high pressure for 15 minutes.
- Allow the pressure to manually release for 10 minutes. Then do a quick release of the pressure valve. Once the valve goes down, open the lid and stir.
- Remove the bay leaf. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 968mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g