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Easy Bacon And Lentil Soup – Slow Cooker Recipe

Looking for an easy and delicious soup recipe for the slow cooker? This Bacon and Lentil Soup is simple to make and SO satisfying. The bacon adds a nice smoky flavour, while the lentils give it a hearty texture. Enjoy!

recipe for bacon and lentil soup from the slow cooker

Bacon and Lentil Soup

There’s nothing like hearty bacon and lentil soup to warm you up on a cold winter day. This classic dish is packed with flavorful ingredients, including bacon, lentils, carrots, celery, and onions. And it’s easy to make, too! Thanks to the energy-efficient slow cooker.

All you need to do is chop your vegetables and bacon, and you’re done! The slow cooker does all the hard work for you, and the smell is amazing!

Whether you enjoy it on its own or with a crusty piece of bread, bacon and lentil soup are sure to satisfy your hunger.

What type of bacon for soup

When it comes to bacon, there are a few different types that can be used for bacon and lentil soup. For example, smoked bacon has a delicious smoky flavour that can really add depth to the soup. Alternatively, pancetta bacon is a type of cured bacon that is often used in Italian dishes. It has a slightly salty flavour that can really complement the other flavours in the soup.

Try using streaky bacon or back bacon for a more traditional bacon flavour. For a sweeter bacon flavour, try using maple bacon or applewood bacon. And for a spicy bacon flavour, try using pepper bacon or jalapeño bacon.

Finally, bacon lardons are small pieces of bacon that are perfect for adding a little bit of extra flavour.

No matter what type of bacon you use, it’s sure to add delicious depth of flavour to your soup.

Do I need to pre-soak the red lentils for soup?

Lentils are a type of legume that is typically cooked before eating, and they do not require pre-soaking. This is good news for me because it means that I can save time when making this soup in the future.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (chopped)
  • 2 Celery Sticks (chopped)
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
  • 6 Rashers of Bacon (Chopped into small pieces)
  • 200 g Red Lentils
  • 150 g Broth Soup Mix (or potatoes/swede/turnip)
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 2.25 litres of Chicken Stock
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)
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Easy bacon and lentil soup in the slow cooker

Chop all the vegetables and bacon and add everything to the slow cooker. Set on a high setting and cook for 4 hours. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

Leftover soup

I’m always looking for new recipes that I can batch-cook and freeze for later. This bacon and lentil soup is perfect for that! It freezes well, so you could make a big batch and have serving-size portions ready for another day. This soup is also super flavorful and hearty, so it’s perfect for a winter meal.

And if you’re vegetarian or vegan, you could easily substitute the bacon for another protein like tofu or tempeh. So if you’re looking for a new recipe to try out, definitely give this bacon and lentil soup a go!

How many calories are in bacon and lentil soup?

This is soup is so tasty you can afford to have seconds, as there are only 275 calories per serving! Check out these other dinners under 400 calories.

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recipe for bacon and lentil soup from the slow cooker

Easy Bacon And Lentil Soup In The Slow Cooker

Rachel
A hearty bacon and lentil soup to warm you up on a cold winter day.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 8
Calories 275 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (chopped)
  • 2 Celery Sticks (chopped)
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
  • 6 Rashers of Bacon (Chopped into small pieces)
  • 200 g Red Lentils
  • 150 g Broth Soup Mix (or potatoes/swede/turnip)
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 2.25 litres Chicken Stock
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)

Instructions
 

  • Chop all the vegetables and bacon and add everything to the slow cooker. Set on a high setting and cook for 4 hours. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
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Nutrition

Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 13gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 2036mgPotassium: 657mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2575IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bacon, red lentils, soup broth mix
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