This healthy slow cooker curried lentil soup is the perfect winter warmer. Just 15 minutes of prep gets you a protein packed dinner full of veggies. Yellow curry is a flavorful and unique twist on traditional lentil soup without getting too exotic. You can choose to use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock to make it fully vegetarian.
As our family life gets busier I have been turning to recipes that are simpler, quicker, take fewer dishes and are reasonably healthy. I love comfort food and will still be sharing lots of that but I also make plenty of healthy weeknight recipes that we can enjoy when things are busy. This slow cooker lentil soup is exactly that dinner!
Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Soup Is Easy
This lentil soup hit my radar because I really enjoy the flavor of yellow curry in food. It is usually fairly mild (unless you use a variety such as Madras) and has great flavor. In general it is family friendly though super picky eaters might not be excited about trying something different.
Lentils are cheep and fast to prep
It is full of veggies and protein without the cost of meat. Seriously, this one is cheep to make! And of course it is so flipping fast to get into the crock pot even though you are using lots of fresh veggies and healthy ingredients.
Looking for more great recipes that Crock? This Slow Cooker Pot Roast is one of my most popular recipes and justifiably so!
15 Minute Throw Together Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Soup
- 2 Tbsp. Better than Bouillon reduced sodium roasted chicken base or vegetarian base
- 6 cups warm water
- 1 ½ cups uncooked brown lentils picked over
- 4 stalks celery diced
- 2 carrots diced
- 1 large sweet onion diced
- 3 tsp. minced garlic
- 2 ½ -3 Tbsp. yellow curry powder Or Madras curry powder for spice
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Fresh cilantro for garnish optional
- Add the water and bouillon to the slow cooker. Whisk until most lumps are gone.
- Add everything else to the slow cooker and cook on high 4-5 hours until lentils and veggies are tender. (Or cook 6-8 hours on low.)
- If the soup is a bit thick for you at the end add ½ to 1 cup of water.
- Taste and add additional salt, black pepper or curry powder if you like.
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