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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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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!


Thursday 24th of September 2020

Oh please help! I’ve followed the recipe and put 1000ml of stock in but that’s obviously over the 1000ml max line when I have my veggies in. Can I still cook it? This is my first recipe and I’m panicking!! :D

Liana Green

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Hi Aime - what soup maker do you have? It depends how far over the MAX line it is? A little is fine. Just drain a little of the stock out if necessary :) Let me know how you get on!

Isabel Fallan

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

Made my first soup. Tomato and basil. Very tasty. Realised I forgot to put the shallots in afterwards but still very tasty. Looking forward to trying out other recipes

Liana Green

Monday 24th of August 2020

Hi Isabel - thanks for your comment - I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your first soup, even without the shallots!

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