Instant Pot Lentil Soup Recipe

This easy instant pot lentil soup recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners. It's packed with tasty ingredients and is pretty much a hands-off lentil soup recipe. 

Course Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 320 kcal
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 leek sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup green lentils
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups water


  1. Press the saute function on the instant pot and pour the olive oil into the instant pot.

  2. Saute onion and garlic until translucent.

  3. Add in carrots and cook for a few minutes.

  4. Add in sliced leek and cook until soft.

  5. Add lentils and stir well.

  6. Add in tomato paste and spices. Stir well.

  7. Pour in chicken stock and water into the instant pot.

  8. Press Cancel. Then press pressure cook (or manual) and set the timer for 15 minutes on high pressure.

  9. Lock the lid and set the valve on sealing.

  10. Once the instant pot beeps that the cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release by turning the valve to venting.

  11. Lift the lid and stir the soup. Serve with lemon.

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