Red Lentil and Yellow Split Pea Soup Made with a Pressure Cooker

Red Lentil and Yellow Split Pea Soup Made with a Pressure Cooker


"I love lentils and split peas (no need to soak) so here is my recipe for a hearty comfort food soup. Using the pressure cooker is wonderful because after working all day, this is a quick and energy-saving way to make a meal in around 30 minutes! Serve with a nice hearty piece of warm bread."


1 h servings 170 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 780 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the lentils, split peas, onion, carrots, garlic, and cumin into a pressure cooker, and stir in the chicken broth. Seal the cooker, bring to pressure over medium heat, and reduce heat to keep the pressure stable; cook under pressure for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow pressure to subside. When the cooker is at normal pressure, remove the cover, season with salt and pepper and stir in lemon juice to serve.
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  1. 11 Ratings


The only difference between this and one I make is like one other suggested is vegetable broth, and I also add a sweet potato to make it a little heartier. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I try ...

Not having a pressure cooker, I just made the soup and added ham. Wow! I love this!

Very good soup. I added ham and the broth which I pressure cooked first and pulled the meat off. I also added celery, a potato, and garlic in a jar already cleaned and chopped from Costco (3T)...

The instructions to cook this for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker are wrong. This takes about 15 minutes in a modern pressure cooker. This may be why some of the other reviewers scorched theirs....

Tried it with my pressure cooker and it was delicious. I also added 1/2 tsp of curry and a couple handfuls of frozen kale. We ate it over some brown rice and even my 6 yr old loved it!

Very easy and great flavor. I made a triple batch on the stovetop in less than an hour. I used vegetable broth to make it VEGAN with fresh onions, one red and one yellow. I didn't have fresh ...

Very yummy and super easy. Will make it again for sure :)

I don't have a pressure cooker so i just used my stove top and let it cook for an hour. I didn't have carrots so I used celery in its place! I also added some chili powder and omitted the lemon ...

I really liked this soup. I make a big slow cooker pot of soup every Sunday to last the hubby and I through the week for lunches. This recipe was by far the quickest though surprisingly yummy! I...