Easy Lentil Soup

I’m literally eating this soup as I write this blog post. Alex is in the kitchen fixing the dishwasher and I’m sitting at our new dining room table eating lentil soup. Sounds like Alex got the short end of the stick.

On Friday, I made shepherd’s pie for my family and I had a lot of leftover lentils in the fridge. I wanted to use them up so I decided to make a super easy lentil soup. I’m obsessed with this garlic lentil soup recipe, but I was short on time and I already had lentils cooked, so I made something easier. This recipe took 5 minutes to make, since I already had the lentils prepared. If you don’t have the lentils cooked, it’ll take a bit longer but it’ll still be super easy! So load up your bowl with some warm delicious soup!

easy lentil soup

Easy Lentil Soup
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This easy soup is packed with protein and vegetables!
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup corn (frozen is fine)
  • ½ cup peas (frozen is fine)
  • ½ cup shredder Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  1. Add the lentils, vegetable broth, corn and cheese to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer.
  3. Add garlic and salt.
  4. Grate some fresh cheese and set aside.
  5. Scoop the soup out into bowls and top with cheese.
  6. Let it sit for a couple of minutes to let the cheese melt then dig in!

lentil soup ingredients

I put the leftovers in the freezer (without the cheese) so this will make an easy lunch or dinner when were short on time.

I’ll be eating a bit of Norwegian food this week, since my mother in law is cooking up lots or delicious food, so I’m looking forward to trying some new dishes! Lefse anyone?

This easy lentil soup is the perfect healthy vegetarian dinner recipe! It's packed with protein!

What are you cooking up this week?



  1. I love easy recipes like this! Lentils make a soup so hearty and filling.

  2. I have a ton of red lentils that I need to use up so I’ll give this a whirl 🙂 Hope you had a great holiday Liz! Take Care -Iva

  3. That looks really good and definitely something I would want to try. I’m a big lentils and chicken potpie girl myself and I feel like you could stuff this into a bread bowl!

  4. I feel like I am such a weirdo for never having lentil soup before! The picture with the cheese makes me seriously want to try this though!

  5. Oooh, I immediately looked up Lefse and wow, can I come over ;)?? I wouldn’t mind a bowl of this cheese-topped soup, either. I’m a major legume fiend so this recipe is totally up my alley.

  6. pinned for later! that looks great and easy!

  7. I love lentils, but have never made lentil soup — looks delicious!!

  8. Hello Liz, thank you for the recipe. Ever since I had the lentil soup from a local bakery here I have been wanting to make a version of it at home. I have always thought that lentil soup had to be cooked with bacon and some other greasy meat, but I was wrong. There are plenty recipes, like yours, that show lentil can be made in a yummy and vegan/vegetarian way. I like that you added some additional veggies to make it even richer and the cheese is a nice alternative. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Yummm, I love how simple and delicious that soup sounds! That’s my kind of recipe! Also, I can’t wait to hear all about your Norwegian food experience! My Grandmother was Danish so we used to eat a lot of Scandinavian food, so I’m curious how Norwegian food compares!

  10. This looks so easy and delicious! I wish that last picture could come through the screen and put a bite in my mouth, haha!

  11. Yummm, I love lentil soup!

  12. That soup sounds good!! but I’m so curious how you make vegetarian Shepherd’s pie. I used to love Shepherd’s pie back when I ate meat, but I would love to make a vegetarian version! 🙂


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