Slow Cooker Lentil Soup is your new go to weekday soup. Perfect for any cold fall or winter day, this soup is packed with nutrients and flavor. The prep is quick and easy and you get to let the slow cooker do the work. This soup is hearty and healthy. Top the finished product with parmesan cheese and a spoonful of orzo pasta and you have one amazing soup.
This lentil soup is kid tested and approved. The flavor is simple and something you want to feed your kids. My kids can't get enough of this delicious soup.
Quick and Easy Prep
Though the slow cooker itself isn't quick, the prep for this easy lentil soup is quick. You can simply throw all ingredients in the slow cooker, stir, and enjoy your soup at the end of a long day at work or with the family.
This soup is so easy. Lentil soup is very filling and nutritious. Pair this easy soup with the power of carrots, onion, great northern beans, and spinach, you have a power soup for a power day.
How to make Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
Making Slow Cooker Lentil Soup is easy.
First start by sautéing together carrots, onion, and garlic in olive oil. Once the vegetables are browned, transfer them to the slow cooker. You can skip this step if time doesn't allow and place the diced vegetables in the slow cooker without sautéing them. You still will get a delicious result.
Next, put lentils, diced tomatoes, spices, drained great northern beans, and chicken broth. Mix altogether and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook for 4-6 hours on high.
When ready to serve stir in spinach and mix until well mixed and spinach is welted.
Top each individual bowl with cooked orzo pasta and parmesan for a hearty lentil soup.
Tips and Tricks
If you are in a hurry, you can skip sautéing the onion, carrots, and garlic and still have a delicious result. I do prefer the flavor that comes out when you do have the time to saute the vegetables before putting them in the slow cooker. If you are omitting the sautéing of the vegetables, you can omit the olive oil as well.
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