bacon and leek lentil soup in a bowl with a spoon serving a bite

5 Ingredient Crock Pot Bacon and Leek Lentil Soup

A delicious low-calorie, high protein smoky lentil soup loaded with bacon, leeks and only 5 ingredients total! Makes the perfect quick prep crockpot meal!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330 kcal


  • 4 slices nitrate free bacon I use Hormel's Natural Choice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 leek
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup red lentils I use Bob's Red Mill


  1. Heat small skillet over medium-high heat. Roughly chop bacon and saute for 2-3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Add lentils and garlic and cook for another 3 minutes or until the leek begins to soften. Add to a 2 Quart crock pot. Add remaining ingredients to crockpot and stir well. Cook on high heat setting for 2 hours or low heat setting for 5-6 hours or until lentils are soft. Enjoy warm with bread or oyster crackers. 

Recipe Notes

Make sure to use Red Lentils as normal lentils may need more cooking time in the crock pot!

Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Crock Pot Bacon and Leek Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 987mg 41%
Potassium 637mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.