Crock Pot Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

Vegetarian split pea soup

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Slow cook time: 4 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1223 Calories
8g Fat
239g Carbs
57g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 1223
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 10015mg 435%
Total Carbohydrate 239g 87%
Dietary Fiber 51g 181%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 72mg 362%
Calcium 338mg 26%
Iron 15mg 84%
Potassium 5178mg 110%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Need a meat-free and fat-free split pea soup recipe? Although many split pea soup recipes use ham for added flavor, this vegetarian and vegan split pea soup packs in the spices, including thyme, sage, and bay leaves for a lower fat and cholesterol version of classic split pea soup. As an added bonus, with all those herbs and spices, you'll find that you need very little salt to add the flavor, making this a good vegetarian choice for those on a low-salt or reduced-salt diet too (though check your bouillon cubes, as those can be high in sodium).

With no added oil, this soup is fat free and very low calorie, with less than 250 calories per serving. If you think that's awesome, you might also want to check out these 8 fat-free and vegan soup recipes.

Need it to be gluten-free? Omit the bouillon cubes and use a gluten-free vegetable broth or make your own at home so you know exactly what is going into it. Here's our most popular basic homemade vegetable broth recipe.

Soup is always an easy choice to make in a crock pot, but slow cookers are really amazing. You've probably thought about trying out a vegetable soup or a vegetable chili in the crock pot, but you really can make everything from vegetarian rice dishes to vegetarian baked beans and even an Indian vegetable curry.

Can't get enough homemade vegetarian and vegan soup recipes? Check out some of the most popular vegetarian and vegan soup recipes on The Spruce. Or want to try some more simple, easy, healthy and homemade vegetarian recipes? Get some quick, simple and familiar vegetarian dinner ideas to try tonight. 


  • 2 cups green split peas, uncooked

  • 8 cups vegetable broth, or water

  • 2 vegetarian bouillon cubes

  • 2 potatoes, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped, optional

  • 2 carrots, sliced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon sage

  • 1 teaspoon thyme

  • 3 bay leaves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather your ingredients.

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  2. Place the split peas, vegetable broth, and bouillon cubes in your crock pot or slow cooker and give it a quick stir to break up the bouillon cubes a bit.

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  3. Next, add the chopped potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, and garlic.

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  4. Then add the mustard, cumin, sage, thyme, and bay leaves, and stir together to combine well. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

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  5. Cover and cook on your crock pot's low setting for at least 4 hours, or until the green split peas are soft.

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  6. Taste, and adjust seasonings to taste, adding a bit more salt and pepper as needed. Be sure to remove the bay leaves before serving.

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  7. Enjoy.