Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup


This slow cooker lentil soup is great to come home to at the end of the day. It features a richly spiced broth filled with lentils, ham, and veggies. Pair it with cornmeal muffins, and you have a great meal!

close up view of Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup in a white bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
11 hrs
Total Time:
11 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 ½ cups diced cooked ham

  • 1 cup dried lentils

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 32 ounces chicken broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 8 teaspoons tomato sauce


  1. Combine ham, lentils, celery, carrots, onion, and garlic in a 3 1/2-quart or larger slow cooker. Season with basil, oregano, thyme, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in chicken broth, water, and tomato sauce.

  2. Cover and cook on Low for 11 hours. Discard bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
6g Fat
26g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 1170mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 11g 41%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 594mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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