Instant pot split pea soup – In today’s world it’s not too common for people to have enough time and stop to get some soup because it usually takes a long time to prepare and cook, however, having soup is really important for your health and no matter how much you think you don’t have any time for soup you should definitely figure out a way to treat your body with a warm delicious soup from time to time.
Soup is great for many reasons but above all is that it’s a hot meal full of vegetables which are great to maintain your health. It’s full of useful nutrients that your body desperately needs, especially in today’s world of fast food and quick meals that are filled with useless calories. Even though it’s soup it can be quite filling depending on what kind of soup it is and how it’s made so don’t think that you’ll remain hungry just because it’s soup.
There are a lot of instant pot split pea soup recipes out there but today we decided to share a few recipe ideas utilizing split peas as the main ingredient. We listed them in an order where the first one on the list contains the least amount of net carbs while the last has the most although all of them are considered low carb meals.
Split Pea Soup Recipe #1
This recipe is amazing if you want to make soup for your entire family and also have some left over to store for the next meal or the next day. It will get you about 30 servings following this instant pot split pea soup recipe and it will be absolutely delicious. The ingredients you’ll need to make this soup are:
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
- 16 ounces
- 2 cans cans of carrots
- 2 medium onions
- 4 peeled and diced garlic cloves
- 2 pounds
of smoked turkey wings
- Salt and pepper
To start making this split pea soup recipe you’ll need to get a big pot in which you’ll add water leaving only the last couple of inches of the pot dry so it can boil.
When the water starts boiling add the turkey wings along with some salt and let it cook for an hour before adding the garlic and onions.
Boil the wings until you notice that the meat is separating from the bones when you’re stirring it. If this happens, use a spoon to separate the meat from the skin and bones and remove the skin and bones from the pot.
Once that’s done, add the carrots and after around 20 minutes add the split peas as well and cook them till they are tender.
If you like your soup thicker than let it boil for longer to reduce the water.
Serve the soup and enjoy.
Per cup serving this recipe will contain 3.4g net Carbs, 44.5 Calories, 0.8g Fat and 4.3g Protein.
Split Pea Soup Recipe #2
The second instant pot split pea soup recipe we have for today isn’t as large as the first one. It will only make you 8 servings and from start to finish it will take about 250 minutes to make but it’s very good and pretty low on carbs as well so if you’re on a low carb diet you won’t go overboard on your carb intake. The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:
- 16 ounces of split peas
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 6 ounces of diced turkey bacon
- 1 chopped onion
- 7 cups water
- 1 tablespoon chicken base
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
To start making this recipe you’ll need to get a pot and add the 7 cups of water in it and bring it to a boiling point then add the chicken base and let it dissolve.
Add the split peas, turkey bacon, carrots, onion, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, boiling water with chicken base in this order and don’t stir them when inside the slow cooker.
Cover the pot and start cooking on high for about 4 and a half hours.
When the time has passed check if the vegetables are tender and if they are than you can serve the soup and enjoy your meal.
Per serving this soup will have 10.6g net Carbs, 136.4 Calories, 4.9g Fat and 8.5g Protein.
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Split Pea Soup Recipe #3
This recipe is highest on carbs from all 3 but it’s still considered low enough to make our list. It takes much less time to make which is an hour and 5 minutes and it’s quite easy to execute but still extremely tasty and delicious. To make this recipe, the ingredients you’ll need are:
- 4 servings of green split peas
- 1 Chicken Broth can of 14.5 ounces
- 14 ½ ounces tap water
- 8 slices of ham
- 1 onion
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
To start making this instant pot split pea soup recipe you’ll need to add the oil in a large pot and heat it up on medium heat.
Add the ham in and cook it for about 5 minutes and once it’s done take it out and set it aside to cool a little and afterwards cut it in cubes.
Add some more oil in the pot. Cut up the onion and add it to the pot to cook till its soft (about 5 minutes) and afterwards add 1 cup of split peas and chicken broth and boil. Lower the heat and keep cooking for around 35 minutes.
Puree ½ of the soup using a blender and put it back in the pot together with the diced ham and cook it for another 10 minutes so it can blend well.
Add some salt and pepper before serving according to taste and enjoy this delicious soup.
You get 6 servings with this recipe and per serving this soup will have 12g net Carbs, 281.9 Calories, 14.7g Fat and 23.9g Protein.
While all of these split pea soup recipes are awesome everyone has their favorite and we encourage you to let us know which one was the best for you either using the comment section below or contact us directly.