Vegan Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot)

Vegan split pea soup is a comforting and nourishing meal full of plant based protein. Dried split peas, carrots, onions, celery and spices are cooked in the instant pot to quickly make this hearty vegan soup.

a bowl of split pea soup and a plate of toasted bread on a table

This Instant Pot split pea soup has quickly become a family favourite!  It is a healthy and protein-packed meal that makes a great lunch or dinner and cooking it in a pressure cooker puts it on the table in under 30 minutes.

How to make vegan split pea soup in the instant pot

The instant pot is my go to when making dishes that require dried beans and legumes.  It is such a time saver for something like split pea soup.  Stovetop, this recipe would take an hour or more to cook, but in the Instant Pot, the cook time is only 15 minutes.

a cutting board topped with the ingredients for making vegan split pea soup

  1. Set the pot to saute, add a couple of tablespoons of oil and allow to heat for a minute or two.  Add the celery, onions, and carrots.  Saute while stirring for 3-5 minutes while the vegetables soften up.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, close the lid, and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.

That’s it!

step by step photos of ingredients being put into the instant pot

How to freeze split pea soup

Split pea soup freezes quite well.  I like to freeze mine in individual serving containers for easy lunches, but you could freeze in any proportion you like.  Just take the container out of the freezer and place in the fridge for 24 hours to thaw.

The soup can become thicker after freezing so you may need to add a little bit of water when reheating it.

a bowl of vegan split pea soup served with a side of toasted bread


This recipe for Instant Pot vegan split pea soup is suitable for the following diets:

  • vegan and vegetarian
  • clean eating
  • gluten free, dairy free, and allergy friendly


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Split Pea Soup | Vegan, Instant Pot

A hearty and protein packed vegan split pea soup prepared in the Instant Pot
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, vegan split pea soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 181kcal
Author Courtney


  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 ribs celery finely diced
  • 2 carrots finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups split peas I used a soup mix with green & yellow peas and red lentils


  • Set your Instant Pot to saute
  • Add a splash of olive oil and allow to heat for a minute. Add the diced onions, celery and carrots. Season with salt and pepper and saute for 5 mins.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, and cook on high pressure for 15 mins.

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