Ah, soup season. A time to indulge in comforting, warm stews while binge watching your favorite Netflix show! Soups are also a wonderful “make it once” and “eat it all week” solution. Throw a slow cooker/ crock pot/ pressure cooker recipe into the mix and your job just got even easier (if that was possible)! I love making a huge batch of soup in my crock-pot on Sunday evenings, and my ridiculously easy Crock-Pot Red Lentil Potato Soup does not disappoint.
The ingredient list isn’t very long, with just a handful of vegetables, garlic, lentils and then some seasoning. Don’t let it fool you. This soup packs a serious flavor punch! I really like adding a touch of cayenne to give the after taste a little bite, but even without the heat, the flavor is wonderfully bold. Plus, this recipe simply couldn’t be easier. Simply toss the ingredients in your crock-pot and go. Voila!
Cheers & happy eating!
PS – Like this recipe? Check out my hearty vegan chili!
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Crock-pot Red Lentil Potato Soup
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Prep Time: ~10 minutes; Cook Time: 4 hours (high); 8 hours (low); Yield: 6 servings (420 calories each); Supplies: Crock-pot
- 6-8 cups, vegetable broth
- 3 cups, red lentils
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- ½ orange pepper, chopped
- ½ red pepper, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 small mini-potatoes, cubed
- 4 tbs, nutritional yeast
- 1 tbs, oregano
- 1 tbs, tumeric
- ½ tsp. paprika/ pimento seasoning
- Cayenne, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Leafy greens
- Green onion
- Vegan sour cream, garnish
- Daiya Mozzerella shreds or Follow Your Heart “parmesan,”garnish
- Do not pre-soak lentils.
- Chop your onions, peppers, potatoes, and red lentils. Mince the garlic.
- Dump all of the vegetables/ garlic into a crock-pot along with the seasoning and vegetable broth.
- Cook on high for four hours or on low for eight hours, stirring occasionally.
- If you plan to add green onion or leafy greens, do so about 15 minutes before cooking is complete.
- Garnish with vegan cheese, sour cream or more herbs.