Creamy Tomato and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

a spicy soup based on a Breville recipe in the slow cooker's sample recipes. I have modified this a bit - see which version you prefer.Originally it included 4 cloves garlic, 3 tsp minced chilli and you stirred 1/3 cup sun dried tomato pesto through at the end. I found this too hot. Even this version is fairly spicy but yummy! Next time I make it I will leave out the chilli altogether and just add sun dried tomato pesto.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Cook onion over medium heat until golden. Add garlic and chilli and cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Place onion mix in slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, stock, tomato paste, brown sugar and lentils.
  3. Cover with lid and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 4 hours.
  4. Stir in cream 1/2 hour before end of cooking, replace lid and continue to cook.
  5. The orginal recipe says to ladle into bowls and top with 2 tsp sundried tomato pesto. Serve hot with crusty bread.
Most Helpful

Very tasty creamy tomato soup with some ajustments.My only problem with this recipe was the lack of salt ,so I added this to mine and the fact that it took forever to cook the lentils .I set my slow cooker on high and it took 7 hours for the lentils to become cooked. Apparently acidic foods like tomatoes make lentils take a longer time to cook in the slow cooker ,so next time, I will cook them in the broth for a few hours and then add the tomatoes.

Chef Maman April 19, 2009

I am currently sat tucking into this and its absolutely yummy. Only made a couple of changes, I didn't put any garlic in as I was out of it and I completely forgot the sugar.I used passata instead of tomato paste. However its still yummy , will definitely make again but next time will add the garlic and the sugar and maybe reduce the amount of chili flakes slightly as its got quite a kick. Thanks for sharing, this is a keeper

razra August 27, 2007

I made this without the red pepper and found it really bland - after I added some pepper, I found it added the heat, but not much in the flavour department. The soup was eatable, but can't say I enjoyed it overmuch.

NovaM August 21, 2006