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Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup

I adore hearty soups for dinner, and this delicious crock pot vegetable lentil soup is my latest favorite! This slow-cooker lentil soup is a top pick from my readers!

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Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe

I originally found this recipe via an email sent by Forks Over Knives.

I made just a couple small changes to their recipe to suit our preferences, including replacing the spinach in the recipe with kale.

Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe - This warm and comforting veggie lentil soup is vegan, delicious, and so easy to prepare using your slow cooker. This is a fantastic plant-based meal that will warm your belly and leave you feeling satisfied.

I LOVE kale in soups!

Forks Over Knives is a great site and it’s loaded with vegan recipes. You should definitely check it out when you get a chance!

Don’t worry, even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, you’ll still love this tasty lentil soup. You’ll also want to check out my easy vegan chili for another incredible plant-based dinner recipe.

Of course, if you’d like to add meat, you can certainly do that. Diced ham would be an easy and tasty addition.

Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe - This warm and comforting veggie lentil soup is vegan, delicious, and so easy to prepare using your slow cooker. This is a fantastic plant-based meal that will warm your belly and leave you feeling satisfied.

I don’t have a ton of experience cooking with lentils, and that’s another reason I was drawn to this soup.

I’m anxious to get creative and find more ways I can incorporate lentils into healthy dinner recipes.

Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe - This warm and comforting veggie lentil soup is vegan, delicious, and so easy to prepare using your slow cooker. This is a fantastic plant-based meal that will warm your belly and leave you feeling satisfied.

This crock pot vegetable lentil soup recipe is super versatile, as most veggie soups are. You can omit or swap the veggies that you don’t like to create the flavor you’re looking for.

Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe - This warm and comforting veggie lentil soup is vegan, delicious, and so easy to prepare using your slow cooker. This is a fantastic plant-based meal that will warm your belly and leave you feeling satisfied.

Speaking of flavor, I was really excited and surprised by just how flavorful this vegetable lentil soup was—and without any meat!

Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe - This warm and comforting veggie lentil soup is vegan, delicious, and so easy to prepare using your slow cooker. This is a fantastic plant-based meal that will warm your belly and leave you feeling satisfied.

Summer’s warm temperatures seem to have extended farther into the fall season than normal, but I don’t care, because I’m ready to put my slow cooker to work even if it never actually gets cold here in Ohio.

Be sure to pin this yummy crock pot vegetable lentil soup, and while you’re visiting, pop over to my amazing crock pot white chicken chili recipe. You’re going to absolutely love that one!

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Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup

Crock Pot Vegetable Lentil Soup

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Hearty slow cooker vegetable lentil soup is a wonderfully healthy meal option that your whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1  16oz. bag brown lentils
  • 8  cups vegetable stock
  • 1  15.5oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2  medium white potatoes, diced
  • 2  large carrots, sliced
  • 1  stalk celery, sliced
  • 1  large onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups fresh kale, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the crock pot except the kale and stir. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  2. Add the kale and cook for another 15 minutes or until desired tenderness.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1182mg Carbohydrates: 39g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 11g

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25 comments

  1. I absolutely love this recipe but have been wanting to figure out an instant pot way to make it as well as everyone else asking so I just experimented and wanted to let you all know what I did.
    I started with the sauté option and sprayed a little avocado oil in the pan and put the celery, carrots, and onion. I sautéd them for about 5 minutes. 
    I then added the potatoes and let them sauté for a minute or two.
    Turned off the sauté.
    After that I added the lentils, diced tomatoes, vegetable stock, salt & pepper.
    I put it on pressure cook for 5 minutes and let it do it’s thing.
    Final result was that it still tastes delicious!! But lentils were a little hard. I tried it right after it finished so maybe letting it sit a little will soften them or maybe soaking them or slightly pre cooking them prior would be better? Just ideas to try!

    Rating: 5
    • Hey Alyssa! I’ve done a few bean recipes in the Instant Pot, and yes, it is hard to get the lentils or beans to be tender. I’ll see if I can come up with an IP version of this and I’ll let you know. :)

  2. Made this today, really delicious!!  I’d like to make it in the instant pot – do you know how long I could pressure cook this recipe? 

    Rating: 5
  3. Could I pressure cook this in the instant pot?

  4. Can I put tiny pasta in this?

  5. I don’t have a crock pot. Can I make this in a regular pot ? How long would I cook it ?

  6. I was craving ham and bean soup, but can only have lentils. I cooked this with smoked ham neck bones for flavor (I removed before serving), smoked sea salt, diced ham. I also added some tomato paste for depth. It was fantastic! Thanks so much for the recipe!

    Rating: 5
  7. great recipe and very hearty! I accidentally mixed split peas into my lentil container, but I still tasted amazing

    Rating: 5
  8. Well,I just finished it and tasted. I have to be honest,not bad. Not bad at all. Pretty good. I followed the exact ingredient and measurements and in slow cooker I cooked it on High/5 hours . You will get full stars girl. Go vegan !!! :-)

    Rating: 5
  9. I absolutely love your recipe! I am writing vegetarian recipe round ups on my blog in 2018 (to encourage people to try meatless monday- everyone has to start somewhere) and would love to feature you. You can check out my blog (for beginner environmentalists) at sunshineguerrilla.com. Is it alright if I share this link to your recipe?

  10. I am just starting to learn how to freeze complete meals. I found some instructions today, anf found a recipe from “dearcrissy.com. I am going to make this recipe and try to freeze the ingredients, raw. Also, will make it, and see which recipe comes out the best. Need to get everything for it first. Thank you for reading this. DIANE

  11. I skipped the potatoes & added  garlic and lots of bay leaves which really bumped up the flavor. It was delicious.

    Rating: 5
  12. Can this be converted to be made in my instant pot?

  13. I am having a bowl of this soup right now and it is delicous!!! Forgot to add the spinach in place of the kale but it didn’t take away from how good this soup is.

    Rating: 5
  14. This looks yummy. I haven’t heard of brown lentils. Do they hold their shape when cooked?

  15. Do you soak the lentils before adding them to the Crock-Pot?

  16. would you know what the macros are in this?

  17. Could you trade kale for spinach?

  18. Could I add some cabbage to this?!

  19. Can you freeze this?

  20. where may I find more crock pot forks over knives receipes? Thank you

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