Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Soup


This vegan lentil soup is a one-pot meal so easy and simple to make in your Instant Pot! Enjoy this delicious comfort food packed with flavor and nutrients.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups red lentils

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Combine lentils, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, garlic, thyme, salt, paprika, and black pepper in the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Serve in bowls and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
6g Fat
42g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 848mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 18g 63%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 733mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love