Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Ham

Lentil Soup with Ham
Lentil soup with ham. Diana Rattray
  • 9 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 12 bowls (serves 12)
Ratings (10)

This lentil soup is super easy to prepare, and it cooks hands-free in the slow cooker. Use leftover diced ham or country ham in this tasty soup.

Serve with cornbread or freshly baked ​Southern buttermilk biscuits for a delicious everyday lunch or dinner.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups lentils
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

How to Make It

  1. Rinse the lentils under cold running water; drain well.
  2. Combine the lentils and the remaining ingredients with 2 quarts water in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low, covered, 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings and serve.


Expert Tips

  • Add 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley to the soup just before it's done.
  • Add about 1 cup of chopped spinach, escarole, or Swiss chard to the soup.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 144
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 44 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 9 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)