Jana's Pressure Cooker Lentil Ham Soup

Jana's Pressure Cooker Lentil Ham Soup

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"Create a delicious ham broth first and use it to cook the lentils along with herbs and cooked vegetables. The pressure cooker cuts down cooking time, but preserves the flavor of each ingredient."
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1 h servings 306 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 658 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place ham shanks and water in pressure cooker over medium heat. Cover and lock; bring to 15 pounds of pressure, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Release pressure immediately using method recommended by the manufacturer. Remove cooked ham shanks with a slotted spoon; transfer to a bowl to cool. Separate meat from bone. Transfer ham broth to a separate bowl for later use.
  2. Heat olive oil in the pressure cooker over medium heat; cook and stir onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until tender and reduced, about 20 minutes. Add lentils, 8 cups ham broth, thyme, and bay leaf; cover and lock. Bring pressure up to 15 pounds for 6 minutes; immediately release pressure.
  3. Stir tomatoes, ham, black pepper, and vinegar into soup over low heat until heated through.


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Really good soup, and the timing in the recipe is perfect. The vegetables were tender but not mushy or overcooked and the lentils were cooked perfectly as well. I did not use the shanks as direc...

This recipe makes a delicious soup. However, I would offer a word of warning regarding choice of lentils. I've made it twice, following the recipe exactly both times. The first time was perfect;...

So good!

this recipes is wonderful. I've made it three times already and not only does my family enjoy it but my parents love it as well. I made it twice in the pressure cooker and once in my slow cooker...

We love this soup. With a few exceptions based purely on personal taste, I followed the recipe. I used all the broth I made with a ham bone. I also added more vegetables then the recipe calle...

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