Yellow Lentil Soup

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

You can omit the bacon and sauté the vegetables in oil to make this a vegetarian meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4 quart dutch oven sauté bacon until crisp, remove to drain on paper towels with a slotted spoon.
  2. Add onions to drippings, cook 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add carrots, celery, peppers, garlic, and sauté 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Discard bay leaves, sprinkle with bacon, serve.
Most Helpful

This is good .. The only thing I added was some salt, and I puréed the soup .. thanks!

najwa January 24, 2004

Yellow lentils make this soup very creamy and soft textured, especially after I whizzed it slightly with my hand blender. We enjoyed this recipe as a vegetarian soup made without the bacon, and garnished it with a dollop of sour cream and a few dashes of Challula Hot Sauce. Chia, I knew this soup would be as reliably tasty as are your other recipes!

Geema December 30, 2003

Excellent lentil soup made so sweet by all those carrots. This one's a keeper, chia.

sugarpea January 27, 2008