Lentil Soup in 10 Minutes (Pressure Cooker)

"This is a super-fast, filling, healthy, and delicious vegetarian soup. Note: you may add corn kernels when you remove the pressure cooker lid. Remember that this soup is hotter than any soup that you make on the stove so let it cool accordingly. Recipe adapted from "The Veggie Queen" Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, and is on her DVD, "Pressure Cooking: A Fresh Look"."
photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by DianaEatingRichly photo by DianaEatingRichly
photo by Outta Here photo by Outta Here
Ready In:




  • Heat the oil in the pressure cooker over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the carrots and sauté for another minute. Add the bay leaves, thyme, savory as desired, water or broth, lentils, and potato. Stir well.
  • Lock the lid in place on the cooker and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat until you achieve high pressure. Reduce the heat to maintain pressure for 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the pressure come down naturally. Remove the lid, tilting it away from you. Remove the bay leaves and thyme stems, and add salt and pepper to taste. Top with grated Parmesan as desired.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
  1. Lisa Taj M.
    Do you need to soak the lentils in water first like on the stove top?
  2. crig218
    how can i delete a saved recepe?...............thank you ps in recipe lentil soup in 10 mns. the picture shows corn & carrots are cut lengthwise>>?
  3. kathyflick43
    Can u make it. In a Crock-Pot ?
  4. bfdomal
    I don't have a pressure cooker and don't plan to purchase one. Is there another way to make this recipe?


  1. amroy1954
    Would a slow cooker work for this recipe. I do not have a pressure cooker
  2. DianaEatingRichly
    So delicious! I didn't have savory but it was great without it.
  3. roedl
    I made this soup tonight and it was delicious. I do, however think 8 cups of liquids would be better, because otherwise this would be more like a stew rather than a soup. Also for personal preference I added, after I cooled and lifted the lid, one can of rotel tomatoes and a little shredded cabbage. Enjoyed this very much. I cooked it for 6 minutes as recipe directed, more would have made it mush. Maybe thats because I have and electric stove?
  4. vonranzau
    This is a really good recipe! Delicious ! I also didn't have savory so I added the parsley and oregano as per the previous person suggested. Really good ! I even added a fresh sliced jalapeno for spice..maybe next time just 1/2 though. I also added about a cup and 1/2 of roughly chopped cabbage and should have added another cup of liquid but it was still good, like a stew. This is only my 2nd attempt with the pressure cooker and looking forward to more recipes !!!
  5. lbruce
    This was excellent I had no savory winter herbs so I used 1/2 Tbsp of parsley and 1/2 tsp oregano. I also added 1 Tbsp minced garlic, 3 stalks of celery chopped and added an extra potato. It was my first time using my pressure cooker and it turned out great.


  1. Debra H.
    How long does the pressure cooker take?
  2. Yahtzee
    Loved this recipie. The thyme and bay leaves really compliment lentils well. Also, I have tried this dish substituting smoked paprika for the savory with great success. All I would add is more potato and maybe a tablespoon of vinegar. This would help keep the dish looking fresh if freezing or refrigerating.


<img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/adoptedspring08.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes