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Lentil Soup Instant Pot, Crock Pot, or Stove Top Recipes

The best Easy Lentil Soup Recipe that you can make on the stove, in the slow cooker or in the instant pot! Vegan, gluten free and delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy lentil soup, lentil soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 2 cup servings
Calories 350kcal
1
WW Freestyle Points 1

Ingredients

Instructions

StoveTop Instructions:

  • Important: Before making this soup recipe you must soak the lentils for at least 8 hours. This helps them to cook, and also helps with digestion. If you do not soak them it will change your cook time and also can affect the taste of the soup.
  • Rinse + drain soaked lentils.
  • In a pan, heat olive oil. Sauté onions + garlic for 2 minutes. Add celery and carrots. Sauté for additional 5 minutes until onions/garlic is translucent.
  • Add soaked lentils, broth, water, tomatoes and spices.
  • Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce and simmer for 15- 20 minutes until lentils are tender and carrots are soft
  • Remove bay leaves & enjoy!

Crockpot Instructions:

  • Important: Before making this soup recipe you must soak the lentils for at least 8 hours. This helps them to cook, and also helps with digestion. If you do not soak them it will change your cook time and also can affect the taste of the soup.
  • Rinse + drain soaked lentils.
  • (Cooking vegetables ahead is optional, but recommended for best flavor) In a pan over the stove, heat olive oil. Sauté onions + garlic for 2 minutes. Add celery and carrots. Sauté for additional 5 minutes until onions/garlic is translucent.
  • Add soaked lentils, broth, water, tomatoes and spices.
  • Stir until combined. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4 hours. Once cooked, stir together, remove bay leaves + serve.

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Important: Before making this soup recipe you must soak the lentils for at least 8 hours. This helps them to cook, and also helps with digestion. If you do not soak them it will change your cook time and also can affect the taste of the soup.
  • Rinse + drain soaked lentils.
  • Set instant pot to sauté for 7 minutes. In a pan, heat olive oil. Sauté onions + garlic for 2 minutes. Add celery and carrots. Sauté for additional 5 minutes until onions/garlic is translucent.
  • Add soaked lentils, broth, water, tomatoes and spices. Make sure to scrape any bits of onion or garlic off the bottom of the pan to avoid a burn notice.
  • Set instant pot to sealing, pressure cook for 10 minutes. It will take the soup about 20-30 minutes to come to pressure.
  • Once cooked, quick release the pressure. Stir, remove bay leaves + serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Lentil Soup Instant Pot, Crock Pot, or Stove Top Recipes
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 441mg19%
Potassium 1226mg35%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 24g100%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 7854IU157%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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