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Lentil Ham Soup

Rated as 4.84 out of 5 Stars

"One of my family's go-to recipes for using leftover Christmas ham. Enjoy with crusty French bread."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 178 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Stir chicken broth, water, carrots, celery, onion, lentils, garlic, and red wine vinegar together in a large stockpot; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer until the carrots are tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir ham, mustard, salt, and pepper into the soup; continue cooking until the lentils are tender, 20 to 30 minutes more.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Just before serving, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  • For added smoky flavor, add 1 to 2 teaspoons paprika.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 178 calories; 5.4 g fat; 19.4 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 694 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious! This soup has become a family favourite. We like a thicker soup so we add 1.5 cups of lentils and we cook it with the ham bone, which enhances the flavour. The celery was omitted, as ...

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OK per Lance. Doubled everything except onion and used 1 tbsp white wine vinegar and no water. Also used 4 cups ham.

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Delicious! This soup has become a family favourite. We like a thicker soup so we add 1.5 cups of lentils and we cook it with the ham bone, which enhances the flavour. The celery was omitted, as ...

An interesting and delicious twist on what seems like an an ordinary lentil soup. I made this with bacon instead of cooked ham, sautéing the bacon with the veggies and lentils at the beginning. ...

Easy peasy! Added extra ham, an extra can of chicken broth and mustard. Used the paprika. It was chunky and delish. Could add in more liquid for a soupier soup. May add in a can of crushed toma...

I've made lots of versions of lentil soup - including this one. There is something most excellent about the dry mustard WITH the smoked paprika that another reviewer mentioned. LOVE THIS! Als...

Excellent soup. I added one bay leaf because we like that flavor. I am certain that this soup would have been spectacular without it too.

This was a good lentil soup. I added a package of chopped spinach for more veggies and sprinkled parmesan on top before serving.

Easy & delicious.

Great recipe! I followed everything. I added 2 cups of ham and then added a can of diced tomatoes. It's hubby approved. :-)

OK per Lance. Doubled everything except onion and used 1 tbsp white wine vinegar and no water. Also used 4 cups ham.