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Cream of Lentils with Bacon

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

3
strips of bacon cut into 1 cm wide pieces
3
carrots, washed, peeled, and diced
1
cup vegetable broth
1
teaspoon mixed unsalted herb seasoning (I used a mixture of garlic and herbs)
2
cans Progresso™ lentil soup
Croutons
Table cream (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
174.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
11%
Cholesterol
9.6mg
3%
Sodium
629.4mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
22.1g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.0g
16%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
7.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
3.20%
3%
Calcium
2.70%
3%
Iron
10.80%
11%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

Use kitchen scissors to cut the bacon, it’ll save you time and energy.

If you like spicy food, feel free to add a green serrano or chipotle chili peppers.

Directions

  • 1 Pour the bacon into a pot over medium heat, fry for 5 minutes or until it begins to brown. Add the vegetable broth and herbs, cover the pot and let cook for 10 minutes or until the carrots have cooked.
  • 2 Open the cans of lentils and pour the contents into a blender. You may need to do this in two separate portions if your blender is small. Add the bacon and carrot mixture to the lentils and blend until uniform. Pour the soup into a pot and heat then serve immediately.
  • 3 Serve the soup with croutons and a little cream if you desire.

These cold winter months are the perfect excuse to stay in and cook something warm and comforting. This is the time of year when I prepare a variety of soups ranging from vegetable soup to creams; the possibilities are endless! In my house, we enjoy beans and lentils so I always have them available in raw and canned form, especially Progresso® lentils because they're delicious and come with a sauce made with tomatoes, celery, onions, spinach and other veggies. So grab a few cans of lentils and add a few simple ingredients to create a delicious and mouthwatering cream. When I made this for my family I helped myself to seconds and my husband loved it so much he said he could eat it every day! I hope you like it as much as we do!

Rate and Comment

Silvia Martinez Silvia Martinez
September 27, 2015

These cold winter months are the perfect excuse to stay in and cook something warm and comforting. This is the time of year when I prepare a variety of soups ranging from vegetable soup to creams; the possibilities are endless! In my house, we enjoy beans and lentils so I always have them available in raw and canned form, especially Progresso® lentils because they're delicious and come with a sauce made with tomatoes, celery, onions, spinach and other veggies. So grab a few cans of lentils and add a few simple ingredients to create a delicious and mouthwatering cream. When I made this for my family I helped myself to seconds and my husband loved it so much he said he could eat it every day! I hope you like it as much as we do!