Lentil Soup With Bacon

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In


Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (249.9 g)
  • Calories 428.8
  • Total Fat - 8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 34 mg
  • Sodium - 1592.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 25.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.2 g
  • Protein - 32.5 g
  • Calcium - 87.5 mg
  • Iron - 6.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.2 mg

Step 1

In a large pot over medium heat fry the bacon until browned. Add the vegetables (onions - celery) and cook until onions are tender. Str in ham, lentils and spices (salt - bay leaves) and 8 cups of water. Cover, simmer over low heat for one hour or until lentils are tender. Discard bay leaves. add lemon juice and more salt if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very hardy soup and we loved it. I made the whole amount so I could freeze the leftovers. It was so good!

review by:
(19 Jan 2016)


Hubby gave this the most stars possible...he loved it...this was very easy to prepare and it makes a lot...I cut the recipe in half and he ate a whole bowl full and I think there's still enough for 4 more servings...he used vinegar instead of the lemon juice...his family is from Germany and that's what they use...old habits are hard to break...made for "Bill Board" tag game...

review by:
(15 Jan 2016)