Quick and easy Red Lentil and Bacon Soup

With lock-down continuing I have a bit more time to cook and bake, but sometimes more limited ingredients in the cupboard.

red lentil bacon soup janmary

This tasty soup only has a few basic ingredients so I am sharing it here.

red lentil and bacon soup recipe janmary blog


2oz bacon

4 oz red lentils

1 large onion

1 tin tomatoes

1.5 pints stock (See note below)


  1. Chop onion and fry with bacon
  2. Add lentils, stock and tinned tomatoes (see note below about stock)
  3. Simmer for 20 minutes
  4. Blend in a liquidiser or food processor

Enjoy the soup, and let me know if you make it!

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NOTE – I used fresh chicken stock as we had roast chicken the previous day. I made the stock that night by just bringing the chicken bones covered with water to the boil. Add in some onion and a few random carrots and simmer for an hour, strain and tada- you have stock.

However do point out to your husband that it IS stock as one evening he helpfully washed my precious stock down the sink to wash the pyrex jug it was in! I have forgiven him …. obviously just not quite forgotten it yet.

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