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Slow-Cooked Ham and Lentil Soup Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 8401482 227797
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3432232 64900
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

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

J.J.inNM User ID: 7136085 60577
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!"

forsytheann User ID: 1045591 125838
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"Great soup, really good with cornbread."

langang User ID: 5722096 145852
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

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

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 145814
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"This is really good served with crusty bread."

wiscook User ID: 1143528 145793
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2009

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

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