Instant Pot Lentil Soup

October 1, 2019

Hello blog friends and Happy October! 

How many of you like Lentil Soup?  We do in my house.  

I usually make this type of soup at least once a month during the fall and winter months.

I also make lentil soup in the crockpot and you can see my recipe HERE.

One evening I decided to make it in the Instant Pot.  I didn't have time to make it in the crockpot so this was the perfect solution.

This lentil soup tastes so good and the best part is that it cooks fast in the Instant Pot.

Your soup can be ready to eat in 23 minutes!

I hope you'll enjoy this Instant Pot Lentil Soup recipe as much as my family does.  You can serve this with any kind of bread on the side and a salad.


Prep Time:  10 minutes
Instant Pot Cook Time: 16 minutes
Serves:  12 bowls


1 package of brown lentils - rinsed clean with water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
6 carrots, diced
2 large potatoes, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 small onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Mrs. Dash seasoning to taste
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
6-7 cups water
4 cups vegetable/chicken stock broth
4 cups fresh spinach or kale


Place olive oil, garlic, and onion in the Instant Pot.  Turn on Saute setting and let vegetables saute for a few minutes.  Add rinsed lentils, carrots, potatoes, fresh spinach or kale, tomato sauce, seasonings, and broth in the Instant Pot.  Turn off Saute and Turn on Manual setting and set for 16 minutes.  Do Quick Release of steam.  (Follow directions in your Instant Pot Manual for Quick Release).

NOTE:  This recipe makes a large batch of soup.  I will sometimes divide this up into a large container and put the rest into the freezer for another meal.  I made my soup using kale.

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  1. Sounds good, I'll give this a try soon-thanks:@)

  2. I love lentil soup and this one looks great. I love the idea of the kale! I like to make a pot of soup every month too!

  3. Lentil soup is one of my favorite soups … my mouth is watering! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have an Instant Pot still in the box and I think it's time to get it out and try your recipe.

  4. So many great memories here, Julie! My mom loved lentil soup...thanks for the reminder!! oxoxo

  5. I love to try new soup recipes in the fall. Looks so good!

  6. This recipe is almost the same one my family cooks, Julie! It could easily pass as a Spanish dish. ;-) We use plain water instead of broth (the vegetables will make the soup tasty anyway) and chopped red and green pepper in place of celery, but I will try it your way next time. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  7. Hi Julie, this soups sounds and looks as such wonderful autumn comfort food. Very healthy!
    Happy October!

  8. Julie,
    This looks perfect for the Fall!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!

  9. that looks delicious and it's great it can be ready so quickly - perfect for a cold night! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :) I've got a scarf giveaway on my blog right now :)

    Away From Blue

  10. Looks great, and perfect for this season.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  11. Oh I love lentils - this is a great soup. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  12. I love lentils, especially soup. Thanks for sharing this recipe dear friend. Thank you for popping in to visit.
    Happy Fall

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  14. I am starting to use my Instant Pot more and more and this looks like a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. This looks delicious. Perfect for a chilly autumn night.

  16. Soup is so comforting in the fall and cooler months Julie.
    Thank you for sharing your instant pot lentil soup at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.
    Have a great week :)


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