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Butter Bean and Lentil Soup (In A Soup Maker)

I always like to have a handy standby collection of legumes in my cupboards. It means that I can put some of them together, together with some stock, and make a filling and nutritious soup.

butter bean and red lentil soup maker recipe for morphy richards

As we get further into the damper and colder months I find myself craving thicker and more comforting soups. Butter beans and lentils, especially when blended, definitely tick those boxes.

butter bean and red lentil soup

I started this soup off in my usual way of sautéing the onions and garlic in a little oil. As I have mentioned before this step is optional and if you don’t have a sauté function on your soup maker it isn’t a deal breaker if you skip the sauté stage. Although sautéing the aromatics release more flavour, you can still achieve a gloriously tasty soup without this step.

Making the rest of the soup is as simple as throwing the rest of the ingredients in (apart from the crushed chillies), and setting the soup maker off on smooth.

steps to making butter bean and red lentil soup in a morphy richards soup maker

Adding the crushed chillies is completely optional, if you don’t have any and you still want to add a little kick to the soup you can add a fresh red chilli, chopped. Whether or not you include or remove the seeds is dependent on how spicy hot you like it!

butter bean and red lentil soup in Morphy Richards Soup Maker

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butter bean and red lentil soup in Morphy Richards Soup Maker

Butter Bean and Lentil Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil/butter, or your usual oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 400 g tin butter beans
  • 120 g red split lentils, washed
  • 300 g passata
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 800 ml vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chillies (optional)


  1. Optional: Sauté onion & garlic in soup maker in some oil or butter. 
  2. Switch off sauté and add all remaining ingredients (apart from crushed red chillies)
  3. Stir contents well.
  4. Set off on smooth.
  5. Optional: sprinkle crushed chillies on top.


Adding the crushed chillies is completely optional, if you don't have any and you still want to add a little kick to the soup you can add a fresh red chilli, chopped (deseed if you prefer a milder taste).

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Friday 3rd of June 2022

Hi thanks for the recipe, one question do you drain the butter beans and rinse or just empty the can in?

Eileen McCarthy

Monday 18th of October 2021

Hi Love your soup maker recipes and am just about to make this one. Why do some recipes use crushed garlic and others sliced? Does one method improve the flavour more than the other?

Liana Green

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Hi Eileen - Thanks for your comment :) You can do either and I should probably add that to the recipe notes. Both work well but crushed garlic will release more flavour making the soup more garlicky.

Jan Ratcliffe

Monday 24th of May 2021

Thanks for inspiring me to dig out my soupmaker from the back of the cupboard! I've made this lovely soup several times and it's a family favourite - but how can I prevent the lentils from catching and burning? I always add the liquids first, any suggestions?

Liana Green

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Hi Jan - I've never had a problem with the lentils burning - what model of soup maker are you using? It could be that you need more liquid, or have you tried spraying a little oil on the base of the soup maker beforehand? Are you rinsing the lentils too before adding them? Let me know how you get on or if you have any other questions!


Thursday 12th of November 2020

I have lazy garlic but no saute function in my compact soup maker. So can I just put a teaspoon straight in or should I sauté it in a frying pan beforehand?

Liana Green

Friday 13th of November 2020

Hi Nora - no need to do that (unless you really want to) - I sometimes use lazy garlic too and just add it in with the rest of the ingredients rather than sautéing it first. Hope that helps!


Wednesday 14th of October 2020

This recipe looks great! Do you have many other bean and lentil recipes in your book?

Liana Green

Thursday 15th of October 2020

I do have some others in my book yes, but I also have some more here if you want to check them out;

Sweet Potato and Lentil Carrot and Lentil Tomato and Lentil Blackbean and Sweet Potato Spicy Bean Soup

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