You are here: Home » Recipes » Lentil Soup Lentil Soup Kitchen Tested Yield 8 cups Prep 5 mins Cook 35 mins Healthful lentils cook quickly in a weeknight soup. Mark Boughton PrintEmail Ingredients 3 slices bacon1 stalk celery1 medium onion1 medium carrot1 clove garlic1 can (28-ounce) diced tomatoes4 cups vegetable broth1 cup lentils Instructions Cook bacon; remove, drain and set aside. Reheat pan drippings. Add celery, onion, carrot and garlic to pan and saute until tender. Add tomatoes and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Add lentils. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are done, 30 to 45 minutes. Season with oregano, basil and thyme. Crumble bacon on top. Recipe by Jo Marshall.