Chunky Potato Split Pea Soup

Is there anything better to eat on a cool night than a bowl of hearty potato soup?  This one gets a nice boost of protein from the split peas, but lentils would also be fantastic.

Recipe: Chunky Split Pea Soup

From Renee Press at Plant Based on a Budget

• Servings: 4

• Prep Time: 15m

• Cook Time: 30m

• Ready In: 45m


• 1 medium yellow onion (or leek), diced

• 1 medium carrot, diced

• 1 stalk celery, diced

• 2 crimini, white button or shiitake mushrooms, diced (optional)

• 2 bay leaves

• 1 large or 2 small russet potatoes, unpeeled and diced

• 1 cup split peas (or lentils)

• 4 cups water, or as needed

• 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

• 1 tsp salt, or as needed

• 1/2 tsp black pepper, or as needed

• 1 tsp paprika

• 2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast, optional

• 1 Tbsp olive oil

• 1 cup cooked rice (optional)


1. Sauté onion, carrot, celery and mushroom in olive oil over medium low heat for 3-4 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add bay leaves and potatoes and cook 1-2 minutes more, stirring to coat.

2. Add split peas and water, and bring to a gentle boil. Lower to a simmer and cover the pot cooking until potatoes and split peas are soft, 20-30 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Season with salt, pepper, balsamic, paprika, and nutritional yeast if using. If adding rice, stir in now and let heat through. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve with crusty bread, crackers or salad. You can also blend this soup for a creamy version!

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallusabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

Christina C.
Christina Cabout a year ago

Thank you for the recipe!

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Rob Chloe Sam Nabout a year ago

Nice recipe, Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

Melania Padilla
Melania Pabout a year ago

So trying this, thanks!

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Nita Labout a year ago

Thank you for the yummy looking recipe. Saved on Pinterest.