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Easy Vegetable Lentil Soup to Feed the Lot – Instant Pot Option

Vegetable Lentil Soup

Best of both worlds, delicious and nutritious. This vegetable lentil soup is so good for you, and tastes great too! Plus it’s an easy filling meal, all made in ONE POT! I have both stove top instructions and Instant Pot instructions below. And even better, this lentil soup requires minimal prep work, making this a great meal for busy week nights.

I make this soup very often. In fact, I’d say I make this, or at least a version of this soup weekly. Especially in the colder months, I find this soup so perfectly satisfying. Plus, even my picky toddler gobbles this up, so it’s a win win in this house!

Lentils are low in calories, and rich in iron and protein, making this a perfect dish for your meatless Mondays. Plus, they are easy to cook and a great compliment to any meal. Lentils have high nutritional value that anyone could benefit from adding to their diet! So why not give this a try?

To make the soup, I quickly sauté some freshly chopped onion and carrots. Although you can’t beat fresh produce, this dish also works well with frozen carrots if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time for chopping.

lentil veggie soup prep

Once the veggies are sauteed, I add my vegetable broth to the pot. Then the lentils, split peas and all the seasonings.

veggie lentil soup cooking

In the last five or so minutes of cooking, I add the frozen peas and corn. If using frozen carrots as well, then you can also add them towards the end of cooking also. This will prevent them from overcooking and getting too mushy. If you don’t mind a softer, creamier soup, you can add your carrots, peas and corn when you add the broth and lentils.

Veggie lentil soup instant pot

Serve this delicious and filling vegetable lentil soup with an extra sprinkle or two of freshly ground pepper. Then dig in!

lentil soup bowl

Want more delicious soup recipes?

Check out this AMAZING Creamy Autumn Soup w/ Squash & Pumpkin or my Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup to keep you warm on chilly fall nights.

Or, for a special treat, give this Vegan Cold Pear Soup a try.

Vegetable Lentil Soup

Easy Veggie Lentil Soup to Feed the Lot - Instant Pot Option

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: gluten free, Instant Pot, nut free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
This hearty veggie lentil soup contains tons of vegetables and lentils, making this a filling, nutritious and delicious meal.
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  • 1 tbsp grape seed oil or other cooking oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 large carrots peeled & chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup red split lentils
  • 1 cup yellow split peas
  • 1 cup green or brown lentils
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • salt and pepper to taste


Stove Top Directions

  • Add the oil, onions and carrots to a large pot and sauté until softened, approx. 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and sauté 1 more minute.
  • Pour in the water or broth (if using water, add more salt and pepper to taste), lentils, split peas and seasonings and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 30 minutes, adding the peas and corn in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve with extra black pepper in each bowl if desired.

Instant Pot Directions

  • Add the oil, onions and carrots to your instant pot and sauté until softened, approx. 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and sauté 1 more minute.
  • Pour in the water or broth (if using water, add more salt and pepper to taste), and all remaining ingredients. Seal the instant pot, and set to high pressure for 13 minutes.
  • Let the instant pot naturally release for 10 minutes before releasing the pressure. Serve with extra black pepper if desired, and enjoy!
Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 863mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6140IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 5.8mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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