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Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Bacon

This is an easy soup. Just requires some initial chopping before you have a healing winter dinner that cooks in 20 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Servings 6


  • 1 kg Sweet Potato Orange, peeled and diced small
  • 200 gm onion diced (1 onion)
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric grated or 1 teaspoon powdered
  • 150 gm bacon diced rindless no fat
  • 40 ml olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • 800 gm brown lentils 2 tins, don't drain
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 600 ml tomato passata
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 100 gm baby spinach leaves


  • Heat a 5 litre pot and add the olive oil, onions and bacon and stir till starting to get soft. Add the ginger, garlic and turmeric. Stir well and cook or 1 minute. Add the sweet potato, tomato passata and stock. Simmer till the potatoes are soft, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Pour in the lentils water and all. Bring back to the boil.
  • Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. Turn off and stir in the spinach if using.class
  • Simplezz