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Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup


Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup


Prep: 20 m     |      Cook: 11 h     |     Ready In: 11 h 20 m

“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!”


1 cup dried lentils

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 bay leaf

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

32 ounces chicken broth

1 cup water

8 teaspoons tomato sauce


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.