Red-Lentil Soup With Sage and Bacon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Red lentils, which actually have a deep-orange color, are rounder and smaller than the more common brown variety.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a piece of paper towel, and set aside. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from pan.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, and carrots to saucepan. Cook vegetable mixture over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the minced sage, and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add the lentils, cumin, and chicken stock; stir to combine. Simmer until lentils are cooked and falling apart, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. To serve, divide the hot soup among four soup plates, and garnish with the reserved bacon and additional sage.
Most Helpful

Just made this recipe tonight. I omitted the sage, because I had all the ingredients on hand except that one, but it was still great. Thanks!

Monstre Dame June 22, 2010

This is wonderful soup! This was a hit at our house- we enjoyed it with fresh ciabatta, a green salad, and sliced pears.

froti February 13, 2010