Lentil-Veggie Soup (Crock Pot)

Total Time
12hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 hrs

This soup is easy to put together with basic food items that most of us have around. I found the recipe in Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes, and I did some adjustments with the vegetables and herbs used. I was surprised at how good this very simple soup turned out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse lentils.
  2. Place all ingredients except the pepper into a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low for at least 12 hours, or high for at least 5 hours.
  4. Season with pepper and remove the bay leaves before serving.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this healthy soup! I added some zucchini and even some cauliflour left over from a veggie tray. Added just a pinch of red pepper flakes and a pinch of kosher salt too based on ideas from other reviewers. My crock pot runs really hot, so on low 6 hours was just right. Gotta know your crock pot. Perfect on a cool day with some whole grain bread from the bakery.

3 5

Maybe I'm not being fair giving this 3 stars. I guess it depends on what you want. This soup tasted *exactly* like Progresso Minestrone Soup, but with lentils. So it was more of an italian flavored vegetable soup with lentils, rather than a lentil soup with vegetables. If you want a tomatoey vegetable soup, this will fit the bill, but if you are looking for a traditional lentil soup, you will be disappointed.

4 5

Very good! After reading all the reviews, I increased the seasonings and added some marinara sauce. I soaked the lentils over night, cooked everything on low for three hours then on high for 6. It filled the house with a lovely smell that every one commented on. I served it with some whole wheat bread and had the perfect meal for a rainy day. I recieved many compliments on it as well. Thanks for posting an easy and nutritious meal that even my one year old enjoyed!

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