French Lentil and Vegetable Soup with Bacon Recipe | Yummly

French Lentil and Vegetable Soup with Bacon

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  • 3 slices bacon (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (large, finely chopped)
  • 1 stalk celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium carrots (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken broth (best quality such as Swanson)
  • 1 cup French lentils (lentilles du Puy, or common brown or green lentils)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped, for garnish, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium25% DV610mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein31% DV16g
    Carbs10% DV29g
    Fiber48% DV12g
    Calories270Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat100
    Total Carbohydrate29g10%
    Dietary Fiber12g48%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Thompson 5 months ago
    Delicious! I added some Better than Bouillon - Chicken Bouillon and some celery salt. I then topped with some feta cheese.
    Martrice White 6 months ago
    Second time making it. Used smoked turkey tail instead of bacon and it was delish!
    Rose Kelly Turick 7 months ago
    I have made this twice. I love it,
    Cmehil 8 months ago
    Also top with sour cream
    Judy Kliemann a year ago
    The soup was very good. I will definitely make it again.
    Mary H. 2 years ago
    Amazing! It’s a recipe I make over and over. The only change I made was to use tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes and 5 carrots and 4 stalks of celery.
    Donna Graziano 2 years ago
    it came out great yes would make it again
    Keri Cooks 2 years ago
    This soup came together so nicely and was the perfect hearty comfort food I needed. I will definitely be making again
    Rebecca Johns 2 years ago
    It’s not the prettiest looking soup in the world, but boy is it tasty! Will be making again.
    Vicky Judd 2 years ago
    Perfect, I am making again but trying with beef stock
    Tammy Merrett 2 years ago
    A bit too mellow for me and thicker than preferred. Good though.
    Joanne Connolley 3 years ago
    Delicious. Make it once/month!
    Noodles 3 years ago
    I made this without the bacon and it tastes just as delicious! I like to add a squeeze of lemon while serving.
    Seana 3 years ago
    This soup is pretty tasty, but a little on the sweet side from the tomatoes. I used turkey bacon to make it a little bit lower fat and that worked well. The flavour of the thyme and bay leaves really comes through in the broth.
    Belen Mejia-Jarrin 3 years ago
    Delicious!!!! We love it!!
    Evita P. 3 years ago
    soo tasty! great recipe. came out fantastic.
    Delicious! With Daddy at the chopping block, my four year old prepared this flavorful soup for our family and was so excited to make something with BACON IN IT!! It turned out amazing, leaving us all going for seconds . . . And thirds!! Also great for our two year old who has allergies: gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free etc, but NOT taste free. We subbed Trader Joe's red lentils, omitted celery and only cooked 30 minutes, blending 2 cups in a bullet blender and it was great. Will try to find French Lentils for next time. Thanks! 😎
    Mikaela A. 4 years ago
    So happy I went with this. 💕 I just added a bit of cumin and used fire roasted tomato instead of regular diced tomatoes. Yumm.
    Rabecca L 4 years ago
    Loved it!! Easy and delish! Made it exactly as written, and wouldn't change a thing!! Picky husband even loved it!