Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This recipe came from a daycare where my mother and I used to work. It is simple, but so filling and I think amazing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown bacon in a pan. Drain and set aside.
  2. Saute onion, carrots and celery in oil until soft and transparent. Add flour and blend well. Add water and remaining ingredients. Add bacon back inches
  3. Simmer 3 hours or until lentils and vegetables are cooked.


Most Helpful

This lentil soups taste a lot like pea soup. It has the same color and same taste. But without having to soak the lentils LOL At first, I though that 3/4 cup of flour was too much. The first hour I thought that I would not like it. But the taste and smell was even better the second and third hour. I used red lentils that I rinsed. Thanks Erindipity. Made for PAC Spring 2008

Boomette April 14, 2008

I agree with the previous reviewer--this looks and tastes like pea soup. The flour keeps the liquid from being too watery. For my taste, it was a bit thin and brothy, so I doubled the amount of lentils (I added in approximately another cup after the first hour, when I saw how few lentils there were for that volume of soup.) This is for my taste, as other lentil soups I've made were more like stew.

I used both 4 oz. of prepared turkey bacon, and a diced chicken andouille sausage; also, fresh nutmeg and a tiny bit of cumin (I can't resist!) The results: The recipient asked for the recipe!! :)

shields.a September 28, 2011

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