Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Bacon - The Lemon Bowl
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Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Bacon

Bacon adds a smoky, salty flavor to this easy and delicious slow cooker lentil soup full of veggies, protein and fiber.
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, lentils
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 172kcal
Author Liz DellaCroce


  • 2 slices bacon thinly sliced
  • 1 cup lentils rinsed and sorted
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 32 oz chicken broth low sodium
  • fresh chopped parsley optional garnish


  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon slices until brown and crispy then remove from pan and set on a plate lined with paper towel to drain.
  • Add all ingredients including the cooked bacon to the slow cooker and heat on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
  • Serve with fresh chopped parsley.


Salt is left out of this recipe due to the bacon, canned tomatoes and chicken broth used. Feel free to add salt if you prefer.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.1g | Protein: 13.3g | Fat: 1.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 470mg | Fiber: 11.8g | Sugar: 7.4g