Soups

Pressure Cooker Lentil Soup

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Cozy up with a big bowl of pressure cooker lentil soup when the weather is cold outside. It's so easy to make and ready in no time! Filled with plenty of healthy vegetables like carrots and celery, lentils and bacon (or ham!), it's the ultimate fall and winter comfort food recipe. Get out your instant pot and whip up this filling soup - you can even freeze it easily for super simple meal prep!

6
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 yellow onions chopped
3 cloves garlic sliced
5 ounces thick bacon OR ham diced
5 medium carrots diced
1/2 small celery root diced (or use additional potatoes)
4 celery stalks sliced
4 medium potatoes diced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups brown lentils
10 cups chicken broth OR water if using water, add 1-2 teaspoons salt
optional herbs: 4 sprigs thyme, 1 sprig rosemary, 2 bay leaves, 3 juniper berries
Cook the vegetables: Heat the oil in a stovetop pressure cooker over medium high heat (or in an electric pressure cooker on the sauté setting). Cook the onion, garlic and pork belly for 2 minutes, stirring...
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Nutritions

Calories
184

Sodium
453mg
18% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
32g
11% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV