A white bowl sits on a table with a nice helping of this Vegan Instant Pot Lentil Soup. You can see carrot slices in with the lentils and fresh herbs sprinkled over the top.

Vegan Lentil Soup Recipe (Instant Pot)

A delicious, filling soup you can make in about 30 minutes without watching the stove!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Yield 5 servings
Calories 191 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped red onions
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 cup brown lentils (dry)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • salt to taste at serving
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  1. Put the carrots, celery and onions into the IP insert. Press the sauté button.

  2. Dry sauté (no oil) the onions by stirring constantly. Once they start to get some golden color to them, add the spices, lentils and the broth.

  3. Stir well, then secure the lid and vent on your IP.

  4. Press the Manual button and adjust time to 16 minutes and pressure to high pressure.

  5. Allow for a 10-15 minute natural release before releasing the remaining steam with the steam valve. Careful! There will still be plenty of steam!

  6. Once all steam has been released, remove the lid, season the soup with salt and serve.

  7. Don't forget to remove the bay leaves! (They are not edible)

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lentil Soup Recipe (Instant Pot)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 801mg35%
Potassium 648mg19%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 4877IU98%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.