Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Bacon - The Lemon Bowl
4.3 from 10 votes

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 172 kcal
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


  1. 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.
  2. Add all ingredients including the cooked bacon to the slow cooker and heat on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
  3. Serve with fresh chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Bacon
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 34.1g 11%
Dietary Fiber 11.8g 47%
Sugars 7.4g
Protein 13.3g 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.