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Lentil soup in the instant pot is fantastic. It is basically a dump and go recipe. This soup has a cook time of 12 minutes and tastes like it cooked all day.
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4.89 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Lentil Soup Recipe

This is the best Instant Pot Lentil Soup. This soup is loaded with flavor. I love it because I get to use up all my older veggies and this makes for a tasty lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Course: Appetizer, dinner, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 194kcal


  • 1 1/2 Cups Green or Brown Lentils
  • 6 Cups Vegetable Broth or stock of choice.
  • 6 Carrots Rough Chopped
  • 1 Purple Onion Diced
  • 3 Stalks Celery
  • 1 Potato Diced about a cup
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro Optional
  • 10 Turns Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Salt salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Bay Leaf


  • Rinse lentils in a strainer or colander. Chop carrots, onions, celery and potato. Chop them in bigger pieces so they do not overcook in the pressure cooker. Add all ingredients to the the Instant Pot. Give everything a quick stir. Put lid on instant pot and turn the valve to “SEAL.” Press "PRESSURE COOK” setting on Instant Pot and set for HIGH PRESSURE. Set timer to 12 MINUTES. When the timer beeps MANUALLY release pressure and remove lid from Instant Pot. Stir soup and enjoy.


Calories: 194kcal