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Slow-Cooked Ham and Lentil Soup

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 158 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 11g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • Nuggerts22
    Jun 11, 2015

    My wonderful daughter made this recipe and brought it to her dad who wasn't feeling well. We loved it so much I asked her for the recipe. She told me it was this one on "Taste of Home" !The only change to the recipe was a little added minced garlic.

  • loves2workout
    May 2, 2013

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

  • J.J.inNM
    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!

  • forsytheann
    Oct 2, 2012

    Great soup, really good with cornbread.

  • langang
    Feb 12, 2012

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

  • katlaydee3
    Jan 4, 2012

    This is really good served with crusty bread.

  • mirania
    Apr 24, 2009

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  • wiscook
    Mar 14, 2009

    I made with broth, added in 1/2 tsp thyme and some parsley. Very tasty

  • serendipity1212
    Jul 16, 2007

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  • nana22
    Mar 16, 2007

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