Turkey,Bacon And Lentil Soup…

Turkey, Bacon And Lentil Soup…

Serves: 4Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can green lentils, drained
  • 125g cooked turkey, shredded into bite size pieces
  • 1 very small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 rashers bacon, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 stick celery, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Crusty bread to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, then add the onion and fry until soft.
  2. Add the bacon and continue frying for three minutes.
  3. Next add the garlic, carrot and celery, then fry for a further minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes, vegetable stock, bay leaf and lentils, simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. When the vegetables are cooked, discard the bay leaf, remove half the soup and liquidise to a smooth consistency.
  6. Return the liquidised soup to the pan.
  7. Stir in the cooked turkey and heat through, adjusting the consistency of the soup with more stock if necessary.

Hints and Tips:

  • Delicious served with crusty bread. 
  • Using canned lentils means that you don’t need to soak them overnight – and they have a long shelf life too.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 258
  • Protein: 21.7g
  • Carbs: 19.4g
  • Sugars: 6.0g
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Sat Fat: 2.9g
  • Fibre: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 0.8g

Recipe and photo credit by- Canned food UK

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1 Comment

  1. Clairejustine
    28th January 2012 / 10:15 am

    Hi Ang,thanks for the comment,hope you like them 🙂

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