Mushroom Lentil Soup

I absolutely love making and enjoying mushroom lentil soup. It’s a hearty and flavorful dish that’s perfect for a cozy night in. The combination of earthy mushrooms and hearty lentils creates a comforting and satisfying meal that’s packed with nutrients.


  • 1 cup of green or brown lentils
  • 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms (cremini or shiitake work great)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking


  1. Start by rinsing the lentils and setting them aside.
  2. In a large pot, sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil until they are soft and fragrant.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the pot and cook until they’ve released their juices and started to brown.
  4. Next, add the carrots, celery, and dried thyme, and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  5. Pour in the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, and the rinsed lentils. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
  6. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve the soup hot and enjoy!

One of the things I love most about this soup is how versatile it is. I often add a splash of balsamic vinegar or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to brighten the flavors. Additionally, topping it with a dollop of tangy yogurt or a sprinkle of fresh herbs adds a lovely finishing touch.

If you’re a fan of creamy soups, you can also blend a portion of the soup to create a thicker, more velvety texture. It’s a wonderful way to bring out the richness of the mushrooms and create a truly luxurious bowl of soup.

Health Benefits:

Lentils are a fantastic source of plant-based protein and fiber, making this soup incredibly filling and satisfying. Additionally, mushrooms are known for their immune-boosting properties, and they add a delightful meaty texture to the soup without the need for any meat.


As a mushroom and lentil enthusiast, this soup has become a staple in my kitchen. It’s a simple yet deeply comforting dish that never fails to impress. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, this mushroom lentil soup is a must-try for anyone looking for a nourishing and delicious meal.