Lentil-Ham Soup


Try this simple slow cooker recipe for a modern twist on ham and bean soup.

Lentil-Ham Soup
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 20 mins


  • 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 3 cup water

  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 ½ cup chopped celery (3 stalks)

  • 1 ½ cup thinly sliced carrot (3 medium)

  • 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained

  • 6 ounce cooked ham, diced

  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 3 cup shredded fresh spinach

  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved


  1. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine broth, the water, onion, celery, carrot, lentils, ham, and thyme.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

  3. Stir in spinach. Ladle into bowls. Top each serving with Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 servings.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
2g Fat
26g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 849mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 569mg 12%
Folate, total 201.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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