Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

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Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

Fall flavors shine in my Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe!

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

Today is another busy day for me as I’m unpacking from Louisville and starting to welcome guests for my Brother’s wedding this weekend.  Since I knew I was going to be all over the place, I prepared a cozy and nourishing fall soup for you guys to enjoy!

This Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe could not be easier.  It only takes 9 easy to find ingredients to get this in the slow cooker before dinner.  Plus this recipe is both vegetarian and vegan, but is still very hearty and filling.

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

Lentils are fabulous because they are probably the most easy dried bean to prepare.  You don’t have to pre soak them and they cook relatively fast compared to other beans.  If you haven’t tried them yet they have a slightly nutty and earthy flavor.  They are a great source of vegetarian or vegan protein too!

They are also known to help lower cholesterol, increase your heart health and digestive health among dozens of other good benefits.

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

To round out this meal I added sweet potatoes and kale… which are also just packed with good nutrients for the body!

So while my Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe is so quintessentially fall, it is also a perfect healthy weekday meal.  It’s also a great soup to add to your menu if you are trying to get your diet back on track.

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

My only trick to make the soup is to cut your sweet potatoes in large cubes… 1 inch or larger to make sure they wouldn’t finish cooking before the lentils do.

Otherwise, this really is a foolproof Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe!

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

So while I’ll probably not be cooking this soup again this week, you know it’s going to be on the menu next week after a week of craziness and overindulging.

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think!

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe

A healthy & nourishing lentil soup with sweet potato and kale!  Cooks in the crock pot.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup, Vegetarian
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups dried lentils, rinsed and sorted
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1-2 sweet potatoes, 1+" cubes
  • 8 cups vegetable broth, high quality, low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • Put the lentils, onion, sweet potato, broth, garlic and spices a large crock pot.  
  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 until the lentils are tender.
  • Turn the crock pot to warm and stir in the kale just before serving.


Don't cut your sweet potatoes too small because they will overcook by the time the lentils are done.  Use one large sweet potato or two small ones.
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 Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some specific details on how to start running if you ever wanted to try! 

Your turn!

How has your week been?

Do you like lentils?

I’m linking up my Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-06-02T17:06:21-04:00 October 25th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Crock Pot Meals, Food, Soups, Vegetarian Meals|23 Comments


  1. Keisha April 2, 2020 at 4:47 am - Reply

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  4. KK January 30, 2019 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    This is the my first time using a slow cooker, first time cooking a sweet potato, using cumin, a lot of firsts.
    My question is what do I do when everything is in the cooker with 4 cups of veg broth cuz that’s all I have. The only thing close in the cupboard is chicken oxo. If you can help I would appreciate any suggestions!! Thank you! KK

    • JulieWunder January 31, 2019 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      I’d just add water or the chicken broth if you don’t care whether it’s vegetarian or not. If you do water you might need to compensate with more spices or salt/pepper.

  5. Diane November 2, 2017 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Yumm! The soup looks so delicious! So smooth, need to try it soon!

  6. Deborah Brooks October 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I could not be happier that soup season is finally here! This is my kind of savory soup indeed thanks for joining us for meatless Monday today

  7. jess October 25, 2017 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I just so happen to have all these ingredients on hand!! And you know what’s crazy? I *just* discovered the power of lentils last week when I made a kale and lentil soup (diffrent version from a cookbook) with charred cauliflower (sounds fancier than it was ha!). So I had leftover lentils. I’ve already got the goods in the crockpot. Thanks for the recipe, Julie!!! ps-looooove sweet potatoes so this should be wonderful!

  8. Chrystal Rose October 25, 2017 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Love this creative idea for lentils. You can never have too many crockpot recipes. This is perfect for this time of the year considering the holidays that are right around the corner! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Deborah Brooks October 25, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

    It is finally feeling like crock pot season around here. I love lentils in soup!

  10. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups October 25, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Ithis looks great, I love easy crockpot meals.

  11. [email protected] October 25, 2017 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I love this time of year. I have been making a lot of crock pot recipes. Very comforting!

  12. Heather @Lunging Through Life October 25, 2017 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I really only eat black beans because all the other ones intimidate me! I will have to look for lentils at the store and give this a try. I can’t imagine the taste of lentils and sweet potato in a soup! Sounds like the perfect fall soup.

    • JulieWunder November 4, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Yes! And they are the easiest to make from the dried bean!

  13. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 25, 2017 at 7:00 am - Reply

    I really need to get on the lentil bandwagon. I’ve had them before but have never bought or cooked them myself. Lentils seem like a great way to add some protein to soup.

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