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Instant Pot Bacon Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Bacon Lentil Soup

A simple Instant Pot Lentil soup recipe. It’s absolutely delicious, healthy, nutritious and easy to make. The perfect comforting soup for chilly days. This soup is very filling and inexpensive to make! It is also a low calorie and high in fiber soup!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Lentil Soup, Pressure Cooker Lentil Soup, Lentil Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Natural Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 1 cup dried green lentils (rinse and remove any dust, debris or stones)
  • 3 bacon slices (regular cut - chopped)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped leek
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped green beans
  • 5 cups broth
  • 3 springs fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker and select the "Saute" setting.
  • Add bacon and cook until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped leek, onion, and garlic, cook until soft and translucent for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add broth, lentils, and stir to combine. green beans, carrots, thyme. 
  • Add green beans, carrots, thyme. Place the lid, choose "soup" and set to "10 minutes".
  • Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure.
  • Open the lid and adjust seasoning with extra salt and pepper if needed. Remove the thyme before serving. Enjoy!
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