Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

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A basic slow cooker vegetarian soup recipe made with brown lentils, tomatoes, celery and onion for comfort food goodness

  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup dry brown lentils, sorted, rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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  1. Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all remaining ingredients to slow cooker; stir to combine.
  2. Cover; cook on LOW 8 hours or on HIGH 4 hours. Remove and discard bay leaves.
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Hank March 02, 2017

After reading several of the reviews, I knew this soup needed some taste so as others did, I threw in some chopped garlic and substituted Rotel Original for the stewed/diced tomatoes and used some chicken stock. These simple additions made for a yummy soup. Next time I will use a bit more stock and may even add some smoked sausage or sauteed chicken at the end of cooking.

Marie February 06, 2017

I have made this twice and love this soup. It is simple to make, the the flavor is great and left overs freeze well.

Melody February 01, 2017

I've always known Lentil Soup to be an Italian dish. Therefore, I'd add Garlic, Bay leaf, black pepper, Italian herbs and Italian Parsley (flat leaf). I've also always known it to have some sort of salted or smoked meat in it. You can use anything from smoked sausage or salt pork to smoked turkey necks or pork neck bones. Otherwise, this is a very boring and rather bland soup. I guess it's because I'm from SE Louisiana.

Jodi March 17, 2015

It was okay, but my family doesn't like to settle for okay, so after tasting the soup -- about halfway through -- I added 1 chopped fresh sweet red bell pepper, 3 small hot pepperoncini peppers from a jar, 1 teaspoon ground mustard, and 1 cup finely chopped Chinese cabbage (bok choy) including the stalks. It was very tasty, very filling, and I will certainly make it again!

SuzyQ December 04, 2014

I found this to be incredibly bland. Hot sauce helped.

Anonymous December 04, 2014

Nice, but boring. I add garlic instead of onion, a small bag of mixed vegetables and a box of frozen chopped greens. Use beef base instead of veggie broth and I add a bone for the dog. Lentils are a great dried bean for the slow cooker. I make a pot on Saturday for my lunch the next week. Healthy and easy to make.