This easy slow cooker Lentil Soup recipe is hearty, filling, and so flavorful. With only 15 minutes of prep and made in the crock pot, it's a great dinner for busy weekdays or lazy weekends. Dairy free and gluten free.
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 5hrs
Total Time: 5hrs15mins
2tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
3mediumcarrots, peeled and diced
1smallsweet onion, diced
dashof crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
2cupsdried red lentils, rinsed
6cupslow-sodium chicken broth
6ounceskielbasa, cut into small bite-sized pieces
1/2tablespoondried Italian herbs
2 1/2tablespoonslemon juice
Coat a 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large sauté pan, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes; sauté for 5-6 minutes. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Transfer vegetable mixture to the slow cooker, along with the lentils, broth, kielbasa, and salt. Stir to combine, cover, and cook on low for 5 1/2 hours.
Stir in the herbs and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Serve on its own or with some crusty bread, if desired and enjoy!
For recipe tips and storage information, please refer to the full article.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.