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Slow-Cooked Ham and Lentil Soup Recipe

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Lentil lovers will enjoy a big batch of this satisfying soup. Just pop it in the slow cooker after lunch, and it will be ready by supper time.—Connie Jones Pixley, Roxboro, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 11 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 158 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 620 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the celery, carrots and onion in butter for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the water, lentils, ham, salt, marjoram and pepper. Stir in the celery mixture. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until lentils are tender. Yield: 11 servings.
Originally published as Ham and Lentil Soup in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 158 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 620 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 12 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2013

Good recipe! I used turkey sausage instead of ham. Found it quite tasty!

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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

Followed the directions carefully. Result was this awful soup!! There was no "fixing or saving" it. No one in the family would eat it - ended up just throwing all of it down the disposal. A complete waste of ingredients & a huge disappointment!

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

Great soup, really good with cornbread.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

Delicious. Used a little more ham and only 1 tsp. salt.

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

This is really good served with crusty bread.

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