Vegetarian Split Pea Soup


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

6 servings


  • ¾ cup uncooked orzo pasta

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups chopped carrots

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 quart vegetable broth

  • 1 cup dried split peas

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried chipotle chile pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
4g Fat
51g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 559mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.