This is a delicious and simple-to-make soup that’s perfect for a lazy weekend or a gloomy day. Pretty much any fall day ๐Ÿ˜Š. Any meal I can prep quickly and then just cooks itself, is a winner in my book. This soup is just that, plus the smell of the spices and pumpkin make the house smell like fall ๐Ÿ‚.

I make split pea soup year-round, but during fall I like to put a pumpkin spin on it. Served with a salad or bread, it makes for a simple and filling dinner. Generally, I use green split peas when making Split Pea Soup, but for this recipe I prefer to use yellow split peas. Also, I usually let this soup cook while I’m doing other things at home, but it could easily be made in a crock-pot if needed.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-make soup that incorporates the flavors of fall, give this one a try!

Creamy pumpkin split pea soup recipe

Creamy Pumpkin Split Pea Soup

Lucy @ Lucy Knows Things
This is a delicious and simple-to make soup that's perfect for a fall day. Served with a salad or bread, it makes for a simple and filling dinner.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 4 tbsp olive oil approximate amount
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup yellow split peas rinsed
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ยผ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • 1 bay leaf whole
  • 32 oz broth vegetable or chicken
  • 6 cups water


  • Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil (approximately 4 tablespoons), onions, celery, carrots, and bell pepper. Mix and cook for a few minutes; until onion is translucent.
  • Add split peas, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add bay leaf, broth, and water. Mix well.
  • Cover the pot and cook at medium heat until boiling.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 1.5 hours, mixing occasionally.
  • When soup is creamy and the right consistency, turn off heat and let the soup rest for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with a side salad, bread, or crackers.


Regarding the yield:
This recipe makes approximately 6 (2 cup) servings, depending on the amount of of each serving your yield may be less.
Regarding the soup consistency:
Add additional water as needed while cooking, to obtain the soup consistency wanted.ย 
Regarding the seasoning:
Add additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
To cook in a crock-pot:
Combine all ingredients (except for liquids) into the crock-pot. Add the broth and 4 cups of water. Mix well and cook on high heat for 5-6 hours. If soup is too thick, add more water as needed.
Keyword fall, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, soup