Healthy and Easy Crockpot Lentil Soup
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Growing up, my Croatian Grandma would make the most delicious Lentil Soup made with tons of love. Her version had a flavorsome smoked ham hock which is tradition in Croatia. The soup would cook for hours filling the house with hearty, warming aromas. So comforting for the soul. My Healthy and Easy Crockpot Lentil Soup version can be vegetarian (if using vegetable stock) or vegan (if excluding the Parmesan cheese topping). I modified her soup recipe and recreated it for the slow cooker making a mouthwatering Healthy & Easy Crockpot Lentil Soup. It’s a one-pot, complete and well-balanced meal that only takes 15 minutes to prep. The lentil soup has common ingredients. Lentils are full of fiber, iron, folate, and rich in plant-based protein. Indulge yourself by dipping crusty bread into the soup and sprinkling Parmesan cheese over it. Let this crockpot lentil soup take you back to a time when you savored one of your Grandma’s meals. Mmmmm……
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 8 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon herbs de Provence
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups spinach
  • Garnish (optional):
  • Italian flatleaf parsley
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper
  1. Chop the carrots and celery. Peel and dice the onion. Peel and mince the garlic.
  2. Add the lentils, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, broth, herbs de Provence, and salt to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 7 hours.
  4. Blend 4 cups of the soup in a blender or use a handheld blender to get a creamier feel.
  5. Add it back to the pot and stir in the spinach.
  6. Garnish (optional) with fresh Italian flatleaf parsley, parmesan cheese, and fresh ground pepper.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups
Recipe by Sarah Koszyk at