Slow Cooker Lentil Soup With Ham

Lentil soup with ham
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 9 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 12 bowls (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
144 Calories
1g Fat
26g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 bowls (12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 9g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps 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.



  • Add 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley to the soup just before it's done.

Recipe Variation

  • Add about 1 cup of chopped spinach, escarole, Swiss chard, or a mix to the soup for more vegetables.


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