Recipe: Crock-pot Red Lentil Potato Soup

Crock-pot Red Lentil Potato Soup

Hello everyone,

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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Red Lentil Potato Soup

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
  •  Optional:
    • Leafy greens
    • Green onion
    • Vegan sour cream, garnish
    • Daiya Mozzerella shreds or Follow Your Heart “parmesan,”garnish


  1. Do not pre-soak lentils.
  2. Chop your onions, peppers, potatoes, and red lentils. Mince the garlic.
  3. Dump all of the vegetables/ garlic into a crock-pot along with the seasoning and vegetable broth.
  4. Cook on high for four hours or on low for eight hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. If you plan to add green onion or leafy greens, do so about 15 minutes before cooking is complete.
  6. Garnish with vegan cheese, sour cream or more herbs.
  7. Enjoy!

10 thoughts on “Recipe: Crock-pot Red Lentil Potato Soup

  1. After the Thanksgiving left-overs and all of the food prep for the holiday, this recipe (and its predecessors) come at the best time!

  2. I’ve heard so many good things about the Instant Pot. I’m definitely trying this recipe when i get home. I have a bag of lentils in my cupboard that I’ve been needing to use. But I’ll use my slowcooker instead since I don’t have an instant pot.

  3. Yum, this looks really hearty and satisfying. I’ll have to give it a try. I have never used nutritional yeast before there’s a first time for everything, it looks really creamy, and so good for winter! 🙂

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