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two bowls of cheesy red lentil soup on a yellow background with parsley on top
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Cheesy Red Lentil Soup

Use your surplus of pantry items and make our cheesy red lentil soup. Made with red lentils, yellow split peas, coconut milk, nutritional yeast & more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy red lentil soup, lentil, lentil soup, red lentil soup, split pea soup, split peas, yellow split pea soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 329kcal


  • dutch oven or large pot



  • Add olive oil to dutch oven with onion on stoveetop. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes until translucent and add garlic and cooking for an additional 2 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes sweat for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Add red wine vinegar and use a rubber spatula to deglaze the bottom of the pot for about 5 minutes.
  • Once the red wine vinegar is evaporated, add the lentils, peas, vegetable broth, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and cover for 1 hour and 45 minutes, lifting the lid to stir every 7-10 minutes to ensure the soup does not burn to the bottom.
  • At some point you will need to add 1-2 cups of water to ensure the yellow split peas continue to absorb liquid to and cook.
  • Once the soup is fully cooked, add the nutritional yeast, herbes de provence, onion powder, salt and pepper
  • Serve with (optional) fresh parsley


Note: Nutrition is an estimate and does not include optional ingredients.  
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Serving: 336g | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3294IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg