Instant Pot red lentil soup is a healthy vegetarian recipe packed with protein, butternut squash, and vegetables. Using a pressure cooker takes half the time compared to a stove top recipe. Pureeing the lentils makes this soup incredibly creamy without adding any dairy.
Have you taken the plunge and are a proud owner of a shiny new Instant Pot? This red lentil soup is an easy beginner recipe to give the pressure cooker function a try. Typically it takes a long time to cook dried beans. However, preparing it using high pressure takes only 10 minutes to tenderize the legume, it’s pretty amazing.
This red lentil soup is a nutritional powerhouse because each serving has a generous amount of vegetarian protein and vegetables. Ingredients like onions, garlic, celery, bay leaf, and thyme add a wonderfully fragrant aroma to the soup. Each spoonful is made extra creamy by pureeing the lentils and butternut squash together right in the pot.
It’s quick to prepare a healthy and satisfying meal even on the weekdays!…
Filed Under: Dairy Free, Easter & Spring, Fast Recipes, Feed A Crowd, Freezer Friendly, French, Gluten Free, Healthy Recipes, Low Carb, One Pot, Pressure Cooker, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian Tagged With: bay leaf, butternut squash, carrots, celery, garlic, lentils, onions, pepper, salt, thyme