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Split Pea Soup with Butternut Squash Recipe

This hearty split pea soup with butternut squash recipe is loaded with dried split peas, savory herbs, and fresh (or frozen) vegetables!  Carrots, onions, butternut squash, and spices make this soup a perfect winter meal.

It makes a cozy lunch or dinner anytime. I’ve instructions below for cooking this pea soup on the stove top, or slow cooker or in the Instant Pot.

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Split Pea Soup has always been one of my go-to favorite recipes!  Its easy, delicious, and easy to make. I recently tried making it in my Instant Pot Ultra pressure cooker (which I am in LOVE with!) and it turned out perfectly. But I also included stove top and slow cooker instructions below too.

In my Classic Vegan Split Pea Soup I use white potatoes and barley – but I decided to try butternut squash instead in this version.  And let me tell you, it turned out AMAZING!  The squash give the soup a delicious texture and really brightens the flavor.  Plus the butternut squash provides extra nutrients to the soup, which is always a good thing!

This Split Pea Soup with Butternut Squash Is:

  • Thick
  • Savory
  • Hearty
  • Easy to Make
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Cooked in the Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, or Stove top
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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Pea Soup Recipes

This whole30 split pea soup recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

The recipe below can be made in an instant pot or an electric pressure cooker, in a slow cooker or crock pot, and on the stove top.   They all turn out amazing!

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What’s In This Split Pea Soup with Squash?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

Instant Pot for the Easiest Meal Prep Split Pea Soup Ever!

For all my recipes I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, its larger than the standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The Ultra model also has some great extra settings like cake baking and yogurt making which are really neat. I love that everything can cook in one pot, which makes for way less dishes and hands-off cooking. The Instant Pot is hands-down my favorite kitchen appliance, and actually makes my life so much easier.

I use my Instant Pot as a pressure cooker and a slow cooker, depending on when I want my meal done. It is one seriously versatile tool.

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How Do I Make This Vegan Gluten Free Split Pea Soup?

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Instructions

Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir to combine. Cook on Manual for 15 minutes. When finished cooking allow the instant pot to naturally release for 20 minutes (do not manual release). After 20 minutes, manually release the steam carefully.  Soup is finished when potatoes fall apart slightly and peas become mushy.  Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.

Stove Top Instructions

Add all ingredients to a large stock pot. Stir and bring to a boil.  Cover with a lid, and reduce heat to a slow simmer.  Cook on low heat for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes or so to make sure peas don’t stick to the bottom of the pot and burn.  Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.

Slow Cooker Instructions

Add all ingredients to the Slow Cooker or Crock Pot, stir to combine. Cook On High fo 6 hours, or Low on 8 hours. Potatoes and peas should be cooked all the way through.  Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.

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Split Pea Soup with Butternut Squash

Kelly Jensen
This easy split pea soup recipe has butternut squash, pantry staple split peas, hearty vegetables, and warm spices. It's a great light meal prep soup recipe to make for lunch or dinner, and can be made in the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or stove top!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Natural Release 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir to combine. Cook on Manual for 15 minutes. When finished cooking allow the instant pot to naturally release for 20 minutes (do not manual release). After 20 minutes, manually release the steam carefully.  Soup is finished when potatoes fall apart slightly and peas become mushy.  Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.

Stove Top Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large stock pot. Stir and bring to a boil.  Cover with a lid, and reduce heat to a slow simmer.  Cook on low heat for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes or so to make sure peas don’t stick to the bottom of the pot and burn.  Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.

Crock Pot / Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the Slow Cooker or Crock Pot, stir to combine. Cook On High fo 6 hours, or Low on 8 hours. Potatoes and peas should be cooked all the way through.  Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 18gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 984mgPotassium: 1142mgFiber: 20gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 17359IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 4mg
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