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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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5 from 6 votes

Best Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Best Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer, dinner, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, instant pot lentil soup, lentil soup, lentil soup instant pot, pressure cooker, vegan lentil soup, vegetarian lentil soup
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.