Slow-Cooked Ham and Lentil Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours


11 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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