Slow Cooker Lentils Recipe

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Ratings (6)
  • Total: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 8-10
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
309 Calories
9g Fat
41g Carbs
19g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These tasty lentils are full of flavor. The lentils are slow-cooked with garlic, tomatoes, carrots, celery, and cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes, chopped, with liquid
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon leaf sage, crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Place all ingredients, except the cheese, in the slow cooker and cook on the high setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the lentils are tender.
  2. Stir in the cheese until it is melted.
  3. Serve hot, topped with more cheese if desired.