Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Household Emergencies: Blood, fire, and the death of my crock pot.

Not necessarily in that order.

I am in desperate like with my crock pot. She sits on my counter so unpretentiously, working alongside me as I bustle about my day. And then! As if by magic, dinner is ready.

This crock pot lentil soup recipe will warm you right up. It's frugal, it's filling, and it's friendly to the environment. (Why? Because a crock pot uses far less energy than traditional cooking methods and the soup is meat-free.)

But did I mention that this soup is fabulous? So without further ado, here's the recipe.

Crock Pot Lentil Soup

1 pound dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) vegetable broth
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium stalk celery, cut into 1/2" pieces, optional
4 cups water
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8-9 hours or high heat for 3-5 hours or until lentils are tender. Stir well before serving. 8 servings.

Note: For the truly streamlined, empty-pantried folks--this recipe works just as well when you combine only the lentils, water equal to the amount of broth plus water, salt, and pepper.

For more bean and veggie recipes, check out my Stretch Mark Mama site.

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