Bacon and Lentil Soup Recipe

a bowl of bacon and lentil soup - yum!


 Updated 06/05/2015

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A hearty, warming soup made from lentils and bacon. It is ideal as an appetiser in small portions or if you prefer serve it at lunch with plenty of hot, crusty bread.

You may be interested to try this suggested menu:

Starter - Bacon and Lentil Soup
Main Course - Baked Chicken Stuffed With Courgette And Pepper
Dessert - Lime Dainty


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 leeks washed and chopped
  • 2 sticks celery washed and chopped
  • 2 rashers back bacon finely chopped
  • 8oz red lentils
  • 2 1/2 pints water
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • cream for swirling
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan.
  2. Add the celery, leeks and bacon.
  3. Cover and cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the lentils and the water.
  5. Add the stock cubes.
  6. Bring to the boil.
  7. Reduce heat.
  8. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. Cool a little.
  10. Blend in blender.
  11. Reheat and serve.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


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