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Instant Pot Lentil Stew Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

This Instant Pot Lentil Stew has fantastic flavor and is hearty, delicious, and filling! Great to meal prep, make ahead, or batch cook for lunch – this meatless soup is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free.

This plant-based pressure cooker lentil stew is loaded with vegetables, spices, and dried lentils for a hearty fall or winter meal. Serve with a slice of simple vegan rosemary focaccia bread and a giant spinach side salad, and lunch or dinner is served.

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Lentil stew is one of my absolute favorite soups to make, and it couldn’t be easier in the Instant Pot! I always keep a stash of dried lentils in my cupboard (red, brown, green, and black), as they are cost efficient and go a long way.  A pound of lentils is around $1-2 (maybe a little on the higher end nowadays!) and can make 8 servings of stew. When I am making a big batch of stew for dinner, this is one of my go-to recipes.

This is a hearty pressure cooker lentil stew that is great for a hearty lunch or a light dinner. It’s filling, delicious, and meat free! 

This Instant Pot Lentil Stew Recipe Is

  • Warming
  • Earthy
  • Savory
  • Simple to Make
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Great for Meal Prepping
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Inexpensive and Affordable Lentil Recipes For Everyone

I love how inexpensive lentil stew is to make! This recipe uses a lot of ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and tasty meals using a few staples you can rotate.  

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

What’s In Pressure Cooker Lentil Stew Recipe?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

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How Do I Make Lentil Stew in the Instant Pot?

  • Add the olive oil, onions, and garlic to the Instant Pot. Set to ‘Sauté’ Mode and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until vegetables begin to turn translucent.
  • Add the carrots, celery, bay leaves, sweet potato, Herbs de Provence, vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, and dried lentils to the pot.
  • Seal Lid, and cook on ‘Pressure Cook/Manual’ (depending on your model) for 15 minutes. When finished cooking allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, quick release the remainder of the pressure carefully. 
  • Discard the bay leaves. Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt or pepper as desired.
  • Serve hot, with an extra drizzle of olive oil before serving.  Enjoy!

Make This Easy Lentil Stew In Your Instant Pot

For all my recipes I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, which is larger than the standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The Ultra model also has some great extra settings like cake baking and yogurt making which are really neat.

I love that everything can cook in one pot, which makes for way less dishes and hands-off cooking. The Instant Pot is hands-down my favorite kitchen appliance, and makes my life so much easier.

Browse through dozens of our Instant Pot recipes here for easy weeknight dinner inspiration!

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Instant Pot Lentil Stew

Kelly Jensen
This Instant Pot Lentil Stew has fantastic flavor and is hearty, delicious, and filling! Great to meal prep, make ahead, or batch cook for lunch – this meatless soup is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Natural Release Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add the olive oil, onions, and garlic to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Set to ‘Sauté’ Mode and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until vegetables begin to turn translucent.
  • Add the carrots, celery, bay leaves, sweet potato, Herbs de Provence, vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and dried lentils to the pot.
  • Seal Lid, and cook on 'Pressure Cook/Manual' (depending on your model) for 15 minutes. When finished cooking allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, quick release the remainder of the pressure carefully.
  • Discard the bay leaves. Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt or pepper as desired.
  • Serve hot, with an extra drizzle of olive oil before serving.  Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 16gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 329mgPotassium: 751mgFiber: 19gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 7884IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 5mg
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