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Lentil Soup with Bacon

Looking for a soup that’s hearty, comforting and easy to make? This Lentil Soup with Bacon is it! Plus, with canned ingredients like lentils, carrots and green beans, you know you’re getting vegetables packed with nutrition and goodness.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

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Lentil Soup with Bacon


2 slices bacon, diced
1 medium red onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (15-ounce) can lentils, drained**
1 (14.5-ounce) can vegetable broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced potatoes, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced carrots, drained
1 (8-ounce) can cut green beans, drained


In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain. Reserve.

In drippings remaining in skillet over medium heat, cook onion and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cumin; cook 1 minute.

Add lentils, vegetable broth, potatoes, carrots and green beans; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered, 10 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally. To serve, sprinkle soup with reserved bacon.  

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 440; Total Fat 4.5 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 2530 mg; Total Carbohydrates 80 g; Dietary Fiber 25 g; Sugars 14 g; Protein 22 g, Vitamin A 23685 IU; Vitamin C 27 mg; Calcium 134 mg; Iron 9.07 mg; Vitamin D 3.36 IU; Folate 42 mcg
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 470%; Vitamin C 45%; Calcium 15%; Iron 50%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrition analysis calculated with generic ingredients; Nutritional analysis did not include the optional Sriracha hot sauce.