Instant Pot Lentil Soup Recipe - chunky, hearty, soothing, melt in your mouth lentil soup, that is perfectly seasoned and cooked in an electric pressure cooker for the perfect weekday lunch or dinner.

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Instant Pot  Lentil Soup


Prep Time: 10 Min

Cook Time: 18 Min


– 1 1/2 cups green or brown lentils — rinsed – 2 tbsp vegetable oil – 1/2 cup diced carrots – 1/2 cup diced onions – 1 stalk celery — diced (optional) – 3 garlic cloves — minced or pressed – 2/3 cup cup tomato sauce – 1 Bay leaf – 1/2 tsp Salt — may need more, depending on how salty is the chicken stock – 1/4 tsp black pepper – 1/2 tsp smoked paprika – 1/2 tsp dried thyme – 1/2 tsp ground cumin – 5 cups vegetable to chicken stock — I use low sodium – 1 tsp cornstarch – 1 tbsp cold water

Step 1

 In the Instant Pot combine the: onions, carrots, garlic, rinsed lentils, chicken or vegetable stock, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, thyme and Bay leaf.

Step 2

Close the lid and set the valve to “seal”.

Step 3

Cook on Manual High pressure for 18 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 15 minutes or until fully released.

Step 4

To thicken the soup combine the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl and stir.

Step 5

Add to the Instant Pot. Cook on “Sauté” for 2 minutes, stirring frequently until thickened.

Step 6


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