Low Sodium Split Pea Soup Recipe

This low sodium split pea soup recipe is very easy to make, and can easily serve as leftovers for the rest of the week! Once you dice the veggies, all you do is add everything into one pot and let it cook! It uses only one pot, so no need to do many dishes.

I like making this on the weekend and then saving it for lunch leftovers for the next week. It’s just such a time-saver.

Not only is it tasty, but it provides many vitamins and minerals from the peas- which contain a lot of B vitamins and vitamin K too.

I know you will enjoy this recipe and realize you don’t need a lot of salt to make it delicious 🙂

Low Sodium Split Pea Soup Recipe

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: around 8 servings of soup

This low sodium split pea soup recipe is very healthy, and contains a lot of fiber and vitamins. To add more fiber you can incorporate 1/2 cup barley or brown rice into soup.


1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Savory (mixed spices)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups medium-diced carrots (about 4 carrots)
3 small peeled, diced Idaho potatoes
1 pound dried split green peas
8 cups low sodium chicken stock, or plain water


  1. In a large pot, combine all the ingredients and simmer on medium to high heat for around an hour.
  2. The peas should start to split and become soft in around 50 minutes.
  3. Top with parmesan cheese, and a little salt and pepper.
  4. To reduce sodium content even more, use plain water instead of chicken stock.

11 thoughts on “Low Sodium Split Pea Soup Recipe

  1. Really Bad Cook

    Looks delicious!

    When you say “saving the leftovers”, does that mean that I can freeze the soup in portions and just unfreeze later?

    1. Amanda Post author

      Yes, you can definitely portion out the soup into smaller containers and freeze it, and then unfreeze it later. I’d recommend only freezing it for a month or two at the most or else it probably won’t taste as good.

  2. Patricia Crawford

    I’m making this right now for my parents. I added 2 ounces of chopped low sodium ham for added flavor. I will let you know what they think. I don’t like peas myself but they usually love split pea soup.

  3. Donald Duchesneau

    My 7 month kidney treatment restricts protein severely.

    Various dry beans are recommended. I’d appreciate other recipes along the lines
    Of Finish Girl.

    Also salt substitutes that are sold at supermarkets; no Costco’here.

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