Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I don't remember exactly where I got this recipe, but I found it when I was looking for a way to use up leftover bacon. This is a great fall or winter dish. Serve with some Parmesan cheese toasts. It is even better the 2nd day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine onion, celery carrot, bacon and garlic in a large pan. Stir over medium heat on med-high for two minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to med-low and cover. Continue to cook until the veggies are tender; about 7 minutes.
  3. Uncover and add broth, lentils, thyme and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until the lentils are tender, stirring occasionally; about 30-45 minutes.
  5. Discard bay leaf and serve.