Bacon and lentil quick stew

If you have leftover bacon from the weekend (I know right, but apparently it can happen) and you want to get dinner sorted may I suggest this little easy French dish? Bacon, lentils, celery, garlic and onion is not so much a match made in heaven but a love affair.

Prep: 5mins

Cook: 15mins

Ready in: 20mins

Serving Size: 4

Dietary info: Dairy Free Gluten Free Baby-Friendly Family Food Lunch/Dinner Meat Pregnancy Friendly


  • 6-8 rashers of bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 teaspoon of dried or fresh thyme
  • 2 x 400g cooked green lentils
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • Fresh chopped parsley

How To Make It

  • Step 1.

    Cook your bacon as you prefer then set aside and dice.
  • Step 2.

    Cut an onion and cook in a tablespoon of olive oil then add 2 cloves of garlic, grated, diced celery and a teaspoon of dried or fresh thyme. Cook for a few mins.
  • Step 3.

    Add 2 cans of drained green lentils and cook for another minute. Add 100ml stock and the bacon then cook for 4-5 mins until most of the stock is absorbed. Add a splash of the vinegar and serve with chopped parsley. Done, done and done.

Serve & Enjoy

Nutritional Info

Lentils are amazing little superfoods that we all should be eating more of! They’re so easy to either cook up quickly. They’re full of fibre, protein and lots of vitamins, making this dish a nutrient-rich meal.

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