Slow cooker carrot and lentil soup

We have a bit of a routine in our house.  On a Sunday I’ll cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker (which you have to try if you’ve never done it before!).  Then on Sunday evening my husband will strip the chicken, pop the bones back in the slow cooker and make delicious stock, which I’ll use on a Monday to make this slow cooker carrot and lentil soup!
Slow cooker carrot and lentil soup 

One of my favourite things about this recipe is that it’s so flexible.  You don’t have to worry too much about measurements, it’s a rough and ready kind of soup!  So if you fancy a more carroty soup then chuck a few extra in.  If you like a thick soup then go crazy with the lentils.

But to get you started, here’s my basic recipe:

  • 1 litre stock (chicken or vegetable is fine, and I’ve made it several times using stock cubes instead of ‘proper’ stock and it still tastes great)
  • 2 large or 4 small/medium carrots
  • 100g of lentils
  • A few shakes of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of curry powder

Chop the carrots up into pieces about the size of a pound coin and chuck them in the slow cooker.  Add the stock, lentils and spices.  If you fancy you can put some chopped onion in too.

Cook on low for about 8 hours.

Blend, taste and add more seasoning if you feel like it, and serve!

Slow cooker carrot and lentil soup 

This recipe tends to make just about enough for dinner for me and Steve and leftovers for him to take to work for lunch the next day.

If you like this you might also like:
Slow cooker jacket potato recipe

Cuddle Fairy


  1. Donna 06/04/2015 / 12:33 pm

    This sounds delicious! We share the same whole chicken on the weekend followed by soup on a Monday routine 🙂 How good is stock made from the bones! I can’t use store-bought stuff anymore as it doesn’t taste anywhere near as good! My kids will love this recipe, thanks for sharing!

    • Madeline 06/07/2015 / 10:16 am

      I love that we have the same routine! Proper stock really is good, we had a few weeks recently where I used the ready made stuff then we made this soup with proper stuff and could definitely taste the difference! x

  2. Becky, Cuddle Fairy 06/06/2015 / 3:24 pm

    My soup recipes are loosely measured as well, and I love that! I’ve never added lentils and blended before! I’ll give this a try, I have all the ingredients handy 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x

    • Madeline 06/07/2015 / 10:18 am

      I really hope you like it if you do try it! The lentils really thicken it up which I love! x

  3. Claire 06/04/2015 / 3:01 pm

    I love soup & I love carrots – I’ve never tried carrot soup before!!! It sounds delicious & I’ve been looking for slow cooker recipes to try!

    • Madeline 06/07/2015 / 10:16 am

      I hope you do give this a try, it’s so simple to do in the slow cooker and really tasty! x

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