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red lentil soup in a white bowl

Lentil Soup

  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Thick and creamy family-friendly lentil soup that only takes 20 minutes.


  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 carrot (diced)
  • 1 celery rib (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups dried red lentils
  • 6 cups vegetable broth


  1. Saute the onion, carrot, and celery until the onion is translucent. For oil-free add a splash of water or vegetable broth to deglaze the pan.
  2. Then add the garlic, herbs (except the bay leaves), and salt and pepper. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then add the lentils, broth, and the bay leaves to the pot.  Stir the lentils so they don't stick to each other.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil and the lower the heat to a simmer.
  5. Cook covered for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaves and serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lentil soup from scratch, red lentil soup