Everyday Bacon Lentil Soup


Savory soup makes an easy anytime meal for warming up on chilly days, packing in healthy ingredients, and enjoying naturally dairy-free flavors. This bacon lentil soup covers all the bases, and is also a delicious way to enjoy convenience from your pantry.

Everyday Bacon Lentil Soup Recipe (dairy-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly + a vegan option)This recipe with photo for bacon lentil soup was shared with us by CansGetYouCooking.com.

Special Diet Notes: Bacon Lentil Soup

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and generally top food allergy-friendly.

For vegan bacon lentil soup, cook vegan bacon according to the package directions and crumble. There won’t be as much residual fat, so add up to 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan to cook the vegetables and add a little richness to the broth.

Everyday Bacon Lentil Soup
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You can swap in leftover cooked potatoes, carrots or green beans if available in your refrigerator. But this recipe can be made any day with convenient cans on hand.
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 slices bacon, diced (see post above for vegan option)
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 15-ounce can lentils, drained
  • 1 14-ounce can vegetable broth
  • 1 14-ounce can diced new potatoes, drained
  • 1 14-ounce can sliced carrots, drained
  • 1 8-ounce can cut green beans, drained
  1. Cook the bacon in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook the onion and garlic in the bacon in the bacon drippings until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the cumin and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add the lentils, broth, potatoes, carrots and green beans and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Ladle the soup into two bowls and top with the bacon to serve.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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