Crock Pot Lentil Soup (Vegetarian)

Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I wanted to make lentils on a cold winter's day, so I combined two recipes to create this one. Lentils are great tasting and so good for you. I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine does!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook until crisp-tender (about 3-5 minutes). Add garlic and saute, being careful not to burn.
  2. Combine this with remaining ingredients in a large Crock-Pot. Cook on Low 4 hours or on High 2 hours, or until lentils are tender.
  3. Garnish with shredded mozzarella cheese and finely chopped roasted red peppers. You could also serve over or stir in your favorite pasta or rice.
  4. NOTE: For more crisp-tender texture, add the frozen veggies during last 30-60 minutes of cooking time. My kids don't like the taste of celery, so I chop it very finely so that it "disappears" in the soup.
  5. For Vegetarian you must use Vegetable Broth.
Most Helpful

Really good soup! Had to put a lot more veggie broth to get the desired consistency! I also used fresh vegetables instead of frozen and I threw in some spinach to add a little green to the soup! All in all really good (this is coming from a non-vegetarian) and a pretty good source of protein!

5 5

Oh how we love lentils! YUM! This recipe is fantastic. We halved the recipe (which was a perfect amount for our crockpot). We also added a little extra liquid as it didn't completely cover the lentils and vegetables. I sauteed a carrot along with the onion, celery, and garlic and for frozen veggies used broccoli, peas, and spinach. We also didn't think this was much of a soup as it was very thick so we served it over rice. DELICIOUS!!!

As other reviewers have noted, there is not enough liquid in the recipe. I fixed this by adding 1 cup of water and 1 cup of white wine to it. It turned out to be phenomenal! Also, I used a small bag of frozen pearl onions in lieu of the regular onion. Try it, you'll like it! :^)