Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup Recipe -
Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup Recipe
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup

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"Come home at the end of the day to a richly spiced broth filled with lentils, ham and veggies. Pair it up with cornmeal muffins and you have a great meal!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    11 hrs

    11 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a 3 1/2 quart or larger slow cooker combine the lentils, celery, carrots, onion, garlic and ham. Season with basil, thyme, oregano, the bay leaf and pepper. Stir in the chicken broth, water and tomato sauce. Cover and cook on Low for 11 hours. Discard the bay leaf before serving.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 27, 2005

This was delicious! The only thing I did different was I added a can of stewed tomatoes instead of the tomato sauce. Very, very good. If you like it spicy you could add some hot sauce or a little chili powder. I've turned the AC down so I can pretend it's cold outside. This soup is perfect for that...and healthy too. PS. I cooked it on the stove for 45 minutes instead of using the crock pot. I was hungry.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2007

This was really gross. I also had to toss my whole pot.

Oct 08, 2006

Great recipe. I added hamhocks, and added extra water from the start. I also added a half cup extra lentils and used stewed tomatoes. Whole family loved it including kids 5 and 7.

Dec 10, 2005

This soup was thick and hearty. I really enjoyed the flavor. You may need to add a little more water, as mine turned out a little too thick. A really enjoyable meal on a cold day with warm corn bread.

Nov 07, 2007

I have made this several times because my family enjoys it so much - even my son who is not a soup guy! To make it easier and faster - I use the frozen chopped onions and the individual ham steak which I chop the night before. I use 16 oz of lentils and add 2 more cups of water and 3-4 chicken boullion cubes. Coming home from work to this dinner is so great on a cild winter night. I serve it with fresh Italian bread and some sliced fresh mozzarella.

Mar 22, 2006

I used A LOT of lentils, which was not a bad thing, but it was really, really thick and needless to say, I had to add more broth. No matter, it was fabulous! I had a ham bone in the freezer from a couple of months ago which was just waiting for this meal occasion. It gave the soup an incredible flavor. I bought a small turkey ham and chopped it up to add to the mix. I grew up always adding vinegar to my soup bowl, so I threw that in too. Man was this ever good on this very cold N.J. March evening. Thanks so much "Queendiva1"; we loved it!

Jan 03, 2006

Really good. It takes eleven hours so instead of starting it in the morning, I started it the night before and let it cook all night. Then I just reheated it later that night to eat. I did add a little salt.

Apr 22, 2007

Mmmmm, this soup is so simple and satisfying. I originally tried this recipe to get rid of left-over ham, but now I am making it all the time! It is so healthy, extremely inexpensive to make, and the leftovers are very good.


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  • Calories
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 11.4 g
  • 46%
  • Protein
  • 15.1 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 1170 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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