Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Instant Pot® Lentil and Ham Soup

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious and hearty soup when you don't have all day. Just about one hour til yum! Thank you queendiva1 for a great base recipe!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h servings 157
Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 cups)


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Add oil and warm for a few minutes. Add onion and celery; saute for 2 minutes. Add carrots; saute for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in ham, lentils, basil, oregano, and thyme. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, and water. Stir in bay leaf.
  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Remove lid carefully. Discard bay leaf. Stir salt, lemon juice, and pepper into the soup.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute Himalayan salt for the kosher salt if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 157 calories; 5.7 16.7 9.9 14 1104 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 5
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Delicious. I used preprepared grated carrot and didn't have celery so used a little extra carrot. I had a can of tomato sauce with basil, oregano and garlic so used that rather than adding herbs...

So good! I threw a bunch of mushrooms in. They were great.

This is an excellent recipe. Very easy to make. Great flavor and the kids loved it. Will be making this again soon.

I needed to use the left over Kirkland ham , and we love lentils. I used the Instant Pot. I also used red lentils. No oregano nor basil (didn't feel like going to snip!); I substituted some...

Excellent! I've had trouble getting lentils seasoned in the past so I was a little worried this wold be bland. Not at all! The lentils and veggies did get a little over done and mushy in my opin...