Pressure cooker version of split pea soup for vegetarians. Smoky flavor added using chipotle peppers.

Lura
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a medium-size pot of salted water to a boil, add orzo and cook until al dente. Drain well.

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  • In a large skillet, saute onion, celery, garlic, and carrots in olive oil for 5 minutes.

  • Place vegetables, vegetable broth, peas, thyme, chile pepper, salt and pepper in a pressure cooker. Cover. When pressure cooker reaches full pressure, cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the pressure cooker from the heat. Add cooked orzo and serve.

  • Note: If you would like creamier soup, puree soup in a food processor or blender. Add additional broth to bring the soup to the consistency you desire.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

283.1 calories; 13.4 g protein; 50.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 341.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2003
it was great even my kids said it was good and that means alot. I cooked it stovetop for 2 hours instead of a pressure cooker. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2011
Followed recipe but tasted it and it was too bland. So started adding spices...onion power garlic salt and powder cumin curry...I didn't even measure...just added and tasted until tasted good. Also did not add the pasta. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2003
it was great even my kids said it was good and that means alot. I cooked it stovetop for 2 hours instead of a pressure cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2002
Perfect combination of spices and herbs! I replaced pasta with 2 medium size patatos though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2007
I wasn't a fan of split pea soup until I found this recipe - this soup is delicious! The chipotle chili powder adds a nice kick. I cook this on the stovetop since I don't have a pressure cooker. I usually puree half the soup once it's finished cooking so it's smooth but still has a little bit of texture. Also, I leave out the orzo because I think the soup is perfect without it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2006
TRY THIS on the stovetop w/out pressure cooker and without soaking! It's easy and tastes better than anything in a can! Skipped the pasta too. Great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2003
This soup tasted pretty good but I would leave the pasta out next time. It was really thick. I pureed most of it and I might puree less of it next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This soup was good though a bit spicier than I anticipated since I'd never used the dried chipotle chile pepper (which I found in the spice aisle). I would cut way back on the chipotle if I made it again since my kids wouldn't eat it due to the spicy nature. My husband and I thought it was tasty though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2006
I made this with yellow split peas instead of green since that's what I had. We don't have a pressure cooker so I did it on the stove-top -- the peas cook quickly anyway -- it was ready in about an hour. The changes I made: I sauted the veggies in 2 tblsps of olive oil on med heat until they were a bit soft then added the dried herbs for 2 more minutes. I also used 1/2 chipotle in adobe rather than the dried. It was excellent; definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
this was the first soup i made from scratch and it was delicious! My boyfriend loves it and I do too I make it in the crock pot turns out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2003
My husband and I loved this recipe. We agree with a previous reviewer that this is the best split pea soup we've ever tasted. It is shockingly delicious for so few ingredients. It was very simple to make. I used ground ancho chile pepper because that is what I had and it worked well. I would like to try the chipotle at some point. I like the orzo in there but it is not necessary. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2011
Followed recipe but tasted it and it was too bland. So started adding spices...onion power garlic salt and powder cumin curry...I didn't even measure...just added and tasted until tasted good. Also did not add the pasta. Read More
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