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Instant Pot Parsnip Soup That Is Bariatric Friendly

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Instant Pot Parsnip Soup That Is Bariatric Friendly

My very first evening meal following Gastric bypass surgery was a delicious parsnip soup. I was on a liquid and pureed food diet for many weeks following my bariatric surgery and finding delicious low carb soup recipes for the pureed food diet stage was something I struggled to do.

Today I am sharing my very own parsnip soup recipe.

I do love sharing bariatric friendly recipes as they also work well for those following a low carb diet or simply for someone wanting to try a healthy and budget friendly soup idea.


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Parsnip Soup After Bariatric Surgery

Following bariatric surgery patients need to eat small meals that are low in fat and low in sugar.

Bariatric cream soup recipes often use skimmed milk rather than cream giving a creamy texture whilst still staying low in fat.

This is a delicious recipe for parsnip soup that my whole family love. My husband and daughter wanted a second helping last time they tried it.

Each serving of this delicious bariatric creamed soup contains 9g of carbs from the Parsnip which is not too bad at all.

What You Will Need For This Parsnip Soup Recipe

  • 400g or 1 pound of parsnips
  • 1 large onion
  • 400 ml boiling water
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 ml Semi Skimmed Milk
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How To Make Bariatric Friendly Creamed Parsnip Soup

This instant pot or pressure cooker soup is a great way to make a healthy soup quick and easy for all the family. The recipe makes 8 servings which is great if your wanting to batch cook.

By adding skimmed milk instead of cream you can still get a creamed soup texture with all the delicious flavours.

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Making Instant Pot Parsnip Soup

Begin by chopping the onion and the parsnip into small pieces.

Turn on the browning button to start using your Instant pot. Add the onion and saute.

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Once the onion is soft, combine the boiling water and vegetable stock into a jug and pour into the pressure cooker once dissolved.


Add the chopped parsnip into the instant pot, put the lid in place and set the instant pot on the stew or soup section for 25 minutes.

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Once the instant pot has finished cooking the soup, liquify the mixture using a handheld blender or pour into a larger blender.

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Add salt and pepper to the pureed soup. Finally add the milk and stir to create a creamy soup texture.

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Your bariatric friendly parsnip soup is ready to serve. Enjoy.

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For more bariatric diet recipes you might like to visit the following posts: 

31 Soup Bariatric Friendly Soup Recipes For Gastric Bypass Patients

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Bariatric Friendly Instant Pot Asparagus Soup

Keto Cauliflower Soup

Broccoli And Cheese Soup


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instant pot split pea soup recipe
Yield: 6-8

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Looking for something healthy, hearty, and delicious? This Instant Pot Split Pea Soup with ham is a soup you’ll love during the fall and winter months.

Made with wholesome ingredients like split peas, onions, carrots, split peas, and ham, this Split Pea Soup Instant Pot Recipe is a filling and comforting meal that will warm you from the inside out.

This Instant Pot Split Pea Soup comes together easily in the Instant Pot. Enjoy!


  • 1/2 Medium Onion Diced: You will want to get a white onion for this recipe. It’s rich in nutrition and flavor.
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil: Choose either vegetable or olive oil to saute your onion.
  • Carrots: You’ll need 3 medium peeled carrots for your soup.
  • 1 Lb Dried Split Peas: We use Yellow Split Peas
  • Chicken Broth: To get the most health benefits out of this soup, choose a low-sodium broth.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Diced Ham: Pack your soup with protein by adding diced ham to it.
  • 1 Bay leaf: Bay leaves add another level of flavor.
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 4 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper: According to taste


How Long To Cook Split Pea Soup In Instant Pot?

This split pea soup Instant Pot recipe takes 20 minutes on high pressure in the pressure cooker.

How to Make Instant Pot Split Pea Soup With Ham

Here are the steps for making the best split pea soup. Follow the simple steps below for a hearty, healthy, and comforting soup!

Step 1: Saute the Onion

Turn your Instant Pot onto sauté mode. Once it is hot, add your vegetable oil and onion. Sauté your onions stirring occasionally until they are translucent and softened. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add Ingredients to Your Instant Pot

Turn the saute function off. Then, add your carrots, ham, broth, water, yellow split peas, and bay leaf to the inner pot with your onion.

Step 3: Pressure Cook Split Pea Soup

Close your Instant Pot lid and lock the vent into the sealing position.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.

Step 4: Naturally Release Split Pea Soup

Once the 20 minutes is complete allow the Instant Pot soup to natural release for at least 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes are complete, do a manual release by moving the pressure valve toward you. This will release the remaining pressure.

Step 5: Add Seasoning And Serve

Add salt and pepper to your liking and transfer to your soup bowl and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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