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Easy Bacon and Lentil Soup (In A Soup Maker)

Bacon and Lentil soup is the perfect comfort soup. Lentils are a fantastic way to turn a soup into a filling meal, they create a lovely thick texture which makes me feel like I am consuming something substantial. And of course bacon just makes everything perfect.

bacon and lentil soup in a grey bowl next to a Ninja soup maker

What You Need

For the exact quantities and instructions please head down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

ingredients for bacon and lentil soup in a soup maker

Red Lentils

I used split red lentils in this soup, which only needed rinsing prior to use, no need for soaking.

Bacon

I used four rashers of smoked back bacon with the fat trimmed. When I made this soup in the Morphy Richards soup maker I used the sauté function to begin cooking the bacon. When I make it now in the Ninja soup maker I don’t bother to cook the bacon first (unless I want to use some crispy bacon as a topping).

lentil and bacon soup ingredients

Other Ingredients

I also added a small potato, carrot, onion, 2 cloves of garlic and a chicken stock pot. There is no need to peel the potato or carrot, just give them a good wash and chop them up.

Making Bacon and Lentil Soup in a Morphy Richards Soup Maker

Although the process is very similar for all different types of soup makers, as I have the sauté version of the Morphy Richards, I did take advantage of that – the Ninja does also have a sauté function but I find the size of the surface area isn’t quite large enough to easily sauté more than an onion and some garlic.

lentil and bacon in a soup maker

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In the Morphy Richards I sautéed the onion and bacon together (oh the smell!) and then switched that function off and added everything else in. I gave the ingredients all a great stir to make sure they were well mixed and there were no bits stuck to the bottom. Then I set it off on smooth. And that’s it! A super quick prep time, less than 20 minutes in the soup maker, and then I have a perfectly filling soup for my lunch!

Making Bacon and Lentil Soup in a Ninja Soup Maker

The process is much the same except I just added everything directly to the Ninja jug with no sautéeing. I added the stock pot directly on top and then added hot water up to the line.

bacon, lentils, potatoes, onion and carrots in Ninja soup maker

The Ninja soup maker cooking cycle takes longer than the Morphy Richards at thirty minutes, but the result is equally as tasty!

bacon and lentil soup in a soup maker with crispy bacon on top

Serve the soup and optionally top with some crispy bacon bits.

I hope you enjoy this soup maker recipe, let me know in the comments if you end up making it!

More Lentil Soup Maker Recipes

Are you looking for more lentil recipes for your soup maker? Try some of these:

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03/13/2024 09:36 pm GMT
bacon and lentil soup in a bowl next to a ninja soup maker

Bacon and Lentil Soup (in a Soup Maker)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Bacon and lentil soup is the perfect comfort food - and it's really easy to make in any soup maker!

Ingredients

  • 4 rashers bacon, fat removed, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 200 g split red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 small potato, chopped (approx 100g)
  • 1 small carrot, chopped (approx 80g)
  • 1 chicken stock pot or cube (with hot water up to the line)

Instructions

  1. If your soup maker has a sauté function, heat the oil and cook the onions and bacon. If your soup maker doesn't have sauté then you can do this bit in a pan on the hob*.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and give it a good stir to make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom.
  3. Set the soup maker off on smooth.
  4. Optionally top with some crispy bacon bits.

Notes

*If you are using a Ninja soup maker you can optionally sauté the bacon or just add it direct to the soup maker.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 501mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g

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Jo

Thursday 11th of January 2024

I made this today. Lovely soup but will add garlic next time.

Joanna Lyon

Friday 14th of April 2023

Just made this soup and added 2 cloves of garlic OMG it tastes amazing - will definitely make some more and it was sooo easy to follow - plus I finally got to use the sauté function on my soup maker (it’s only my 3rd soup recipe)😊

Brian Kilford

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Made the bacon and lentil soup-lovely with home baked ciabatta bread.

Shannon

Friday 3rd of December 2021

Hello! Does anyone know how many calories this is per portion? :)

Brian Wilkinson

Friday 15th of October 2021

Tried it first on the chunky setting then blend for 10/15 seconds, excellent, just like Mum used to make. My other half + daughter prefer smooth.So a ? How do I achieve this to please all? Can I remove/serve one helping after a chunky and a short smooth has finished and then blitz on blend until smooth for wife+ or is there another solution? A long list taken from your book but looks like tomato/pepper and ? next - so many good/interesting ones to choose from. ( It's a MR 501014) Many thanks. Brian

Liana Green

Monday 18th of October 2021

Hi Brian - your suggestion is the only way I think - pour out your portion and then blend until smooth for your wife and daughter. I hope you enjoy :)

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