Lentil and potato soup with crispy bacon is really easy to make. With just four ingredients you can have this recipe on the table in less than one hour!
Soups, like this delicious lentil and potato soup with crispy bacon were the start of how I began to get myself back in shape.
It’s nearly seven years now since I switched my shop bought heavily cheese laden lunchtime sandwiches for a bowl of healthy home made low fat, low calorie soup and a wholemeal roll.
That change helped me loose two stones in weight.
Therefore it’s hardly surprising now that I love soup and I’m always experimenting with delicious new recipes and adding them to my soup recipes.
But of course it’s not just the fact soups are so much healthier than sandwiches for lunch.
You save time and money by making your own soup.
For example, it currently costs roughly just £4 to make 4 portions of this lentil and potato soup.
I use lean turkey bacon because its much cheaper and healthier, with less fat and only 25 calories as opposed to 64 calories per rasher of ordinary bacon.
And, I’m not standing in a queue for food at lunchtime.
So, that £4 per day saving is better diverted into the holiday fund, don’t you think?
But seriously if we were all to make a couple of soup recipes at the weekend, divide it into portions and stick it in the freezer for our lunches we’d all soon notice the savings stacking up, and be eating much healthier too!
Your Questions About Lentil and Bacon Soup
- Do I need to soak the lentils? No all you need to do is give them a rinse under some running water.
- Which lentils to use for this lentil soup? I use red split lentils as they’re the quickest to cook but you can use others such as green lentils, but they will take longer to cook.
- How long does this lentil soup keep for? You can store this soup in an airtight container in the soup for 2 – 3 days.
- Can I freeze this lentil bacon soup? Yes. Allow the soup to cool completely first before portioning into individual containers and then place labelled into your freezer. Simply defrost and reheat on your stove or in your microwave.
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Lentil And Potato Soup With Crispy Bacon Recipe
Eating soup like this lentil and potato soup with crispy bacon for lunch keeps you full right through to dinner, with no temptation to reach for those unhealthier snacks!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Lentil and Potato Soup With Crispy Bacon
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- 180 g Red split lentils
- 230 g White potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 L Vegetable stock
- 6 Rashers of lean bacon I use turkey bacon
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Put the lentils, potatoes and stock into a large saucepan.
- Bring the contents of the saucepan to the boil and simmer for approximately 35 minutes.
- Whilst the soup is simmering grill the bacon and set aside to cool, then chop into pieces.
- When the soup has cooked and the lentils and potatoes are completely softened remove to a blender, or use a stick blender to puree.
- Return the soup to the saucepan, re-heat and season to taste.
- Serve in bowls and top with the bacon.