Photo: Oxmoor House
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Crumble bacon pieces over this delicious Creamy Lentil Soup for a heart-warming dish. Don't forget the sherry because it lends a unique, rich flavor to the soup. Served with a piece of warm garlic bread and enjoy!

How to Make It

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add leek and onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Add water, potato, lentils, carrot, salt, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Place vegetable mixture in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Return puréed mixture to pan; stir in half-and-half and sherry. Cook until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with bacon.

Ratings & Reviews

No flavor, not a keeper

August 07, 2016
Made this for my family, took about 2 hours of a lot of work to prepare.  My wife pushed her bowl back, she said it had no flavor.  Sure enough, no flavor whatsoever.  What could it use?  Pepper, and especially garlic.  This is soothing wallpaper paste, nothing more.  If you have your tonsils out and need something soothing, this is it.  Otherwise, skip this recipe.  Not a keeper.

DoctorT's Review

December 22, 2014
Easy to make and generous portion sizes. My husband loved this and I have pureed the whole quantity as we will be feeding some of this to my Mum who is dysphagic. Excellent and has been added to regular repeat recipes already!

Curtis's Review

February 06, 2014
I substituted vegetable broth for water and added 4 cups instead of 3 because I went a little heavy on the vegetables, but other that that was true to the recipe. I was very happy with the result - I will definitely make again.

mom2fussbudgets's Review

January 02, 2014
I wanted something "lucky" to enjoy for New Year's Day, and ran across this recipe while I was searching for something to do with lentils. I must say, I am really glad I did. It is outstanding! My picky kids liked it, and my son even went back for seconds. I, too, wanted some texture, so I only pureed half of it. Next time I make it, I will add some pepper, but other than that, I thought the soup was absolutely delicious as is.

peanut3149's Review

December 09, 2012

ShauBloom's Review

November 17, 2012

user's Review

November 12, 2012
This soup was fantastic! I've never had leeks or sherry or used lentils before but I love soup and like to try new foods so I'm glad I didn't pass this one up. I only pureed part of the soup and added extra salt and a bit of cracked pepper. The sherry made a huge difference in the flavor and I'm glad I didn't substitute or leave it out. Served with a crusty roasted garlic bread. I will definitely make this again.

Angelyn1976's Review

September 20, 2012

Teagal's Review

March 01, 2011
Nice soup. Taste good and easy to prepare. I have other lentil soups I like better, so, I will not make again.

aimee216's Review

January 02, 2011
This soup was simply delicious! I pretty much followed the recipe, except I added a little cheese on top of it. I will definitely be keeping this recipe handy.