Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup

We are technically coming out of soup season, since it is *finally* getting warm out; but as far as I’m concerned, soup is for any time! Plus, since this is made in the slow-cooker, you don’t have to worry about adding extra heat from the oven. 🙂

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb package lentils
  • 8 cups water (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 10oz can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • ½ large green pepper, chopped
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions:

1. Examine, sort and rinse lentils. (No need to soak overnight.)
2. Put all ingredients in slow-cooker and stir well.
3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
4. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Quick Notes:

  • For a meaty version, add 1 lb of sliced smoked sausage.

(Linked to Recipe Roundtable.)

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