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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 maker recipe

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

lentil and bacon soup ingredients

I used 4 rashers of smoky bacon, I trimmed the fat off and cut each rasher up into small chunks so I could easily saute them in the soup maker. If your soup maker doesn’t have a saute function you will need to fry them up separately on the hob.

lentil and bacon in a soup maker

I sauteed 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 the perfectly filling soup for my lunch!

Bacon and Lentil Soup

Bacon and Lentil Soup (in a Soup Maker)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 rashers bacon, fat removed, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 200 g split red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 1 litre chicken stock


  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.

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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.


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 :)


Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Hi, this is a brilliant recipe! I’ve done this many times now following your recipe & it always comes out tasting fantastic! I follow you on Facebook too, just too see what other recipes you do! Thank you for publishing this!!

Liana Green

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Hi Jennifer - thank you for your message, I'm so happy to hear you like the recipe!

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