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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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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!

Patricia moffat

Sunday 10th of November 2019

This is the second time I've used your recipe for lentil soup.It tasted just how I like it, it's delicious. I made the sweet potato and chilli soup too. It was so tasty too. I just popped in two frozen chilli cubes instead of using a fresh chilli.(lazy bones).

Liana Green

Sunday 10th of November 2019

Thanks for your message Patricia! I'm really happy to hear you're enjoying the recipes - and great idea to use two frozen chilli cubes!


Wednesday 24th of July 2019

Oh I have my first soup maker arriving tomorrow. I bought some stuff this morning in preparation for it's arrival but, I bought ham stock cubes, will they work just as well?,

Liana Green

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Hi Susan,

Thanks for your message - apologies for the delay in responding to you! I suspect you may have already tried this out by now but yes, you absolutely can use ham stock cubes and they will work just as well. Please let me know if you have any other questions :)

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