A delicious and hearty soup when you don't have all day. Just about one hour til yum! Thank you queendiva1 for a great base recipe!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil and warm for a few minutes. Add onion and celery; saute for 2 minutes. Add carrots; saute for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in ham, lentils, basil, oregano, and thyme. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, and water. Stir in bay leaf.

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  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Remove lid carefully. Discard bay leaf. Stir salt, lemon juice, and pepper into the soup.

Cook's Note:

Substitute Himalayan salt for the kosher salt if desired.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; 5.7 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 1104 mg sodium. 16.7 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
This was so good! I used smoked turkey instead of ham and cut back on the salt. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
This was so good! I used smoked turkey instead of ham and cut back on the salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
Tripled the recipe. Very good. I used ham steaks cut into cubes and put the bones into the soup during cooking. I found that the salt from the ham and the broth made the recipe not need the full amount of salt per recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
Delicious. I used preprepared grated carrot and didn't have celery so used a little extra carrot. I had a can of tomato sauce with basil, oregano and garlic so used that rather than adding herbs. I was trying to use what I had at hand. Despite not following the recipe completely, it was so good. Definitely making this again, so easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
This was so good! I used smoked turkey instead of ham and cut back on the salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2020
I had everything on hand for this and used up our ham from New Year s Day. I followed the recipe. I ll probably use less salt next time depending on how salty the ham tastes. My family loved this including my 6-year-old granddaughter. I served it with cornbread. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2020
What a delicious soup! Because I had recently made split pea & ham soup I decided to go with hot Italian turkey sausage. I browned the sausage with olive oil then added the onions carrots and celery and sauté until most of the liquid evaporated then on with the rest of the recipe as written. Man o man one of the best lentil soups I have ever made! It s a definite keeper and it will be the only one I will make from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2019
I made this recipe and it was delicious! Very easy to make just add all ingredients into slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours. The family loved it. I paired it with a salad and BraziBites (Brazilian rolls). Will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2019
Great flavor and easy to make. A great way to use my leftover Honey Baked Ham from Christmas! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2019
Made no changes...turned out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2018
Excellent! I've had trouble getting lentils seasoned in the past so I was a little worried this wold be bland. Not at all! The lentils and veggies did get a little over done and mushy in my opinion so next time I will either reduce the cook time or else just do a quick release instead of the natural release. I'm still giving this 5 stars. This is a great recipe! Read More