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Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup

Incredible nutritious Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup that's both vegan, gluten free and packed with incredible flavors from a variety of spices! You'll love this easy meal packed with plant-based protein!
Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Lunch, Soup, Stew, Vegan
Cuisine American
Keyword taco lentil soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 458 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup green or brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetarian broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (if you like a little heat!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup frozen organic corn
  • For topping: 1/2 cup Go Veggie Plant-Based Cheddar Shreds
  • To garnish: Diced cilantro, sliced jalapeno, tortilla strips/chips


  1. Place a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add in olive oil, garlic, bell pepper, onion and jalapeño; sauté for 5 minutes or until onions begin to brown and soften. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients (except for the corn) to the slow cooker: lentils, crushed tomatoes, vegetarian broth, black beans and spices. Stir ingredients together to combine, then cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. 20 minutes before serving, stir in frozen corn.
  3. Once soup is done, distribute into bowls (or do a meal prep) and top each with two tablespoons of Go Veggie cheese. Garnish with with extra fixin's such as cilantro and jalapeno. Makes 4 servings. Double the recipe for a crowd!

Recipe Notes

If you'd like, this recipe can be made into 6 servings instead of 4 as it is very filling.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1.9g12%
Carbohydrates 77.9g26%
Fiber 20g83%
Sugar 10.8g12%
Protein 37.4g75%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.