Recipes and Cooking Lentil-Ham Soup 3.9 (26) Try this simple slow cooker recipe for a modern twist on ham and bean soup. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 1, 2005 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 7 hrs Total Time: 7 hrs 20 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine broth, the water, onion, celery, carrot, lentils, ham, and thyme. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 186 Calories 2g Fat 26g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.