Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
Recipe from Betty Crocker

Ham shanks add rich, salty flavor to a slow-cooker soup loaded with lentils and vegetables.


Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

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Servings: 8
Serving size: 1 1/2  cups
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 9 hrs 15 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1   pound 
    smoked ham shanks
  • 2   cartons 
    Progresso® chicken broth (32 ounces each, 8 cups)
  • 1   package 
    dried lentils, sorted and rinsed (2-1/4 cups, 16 ounces)
  • 4   
    medium stalks celery, chopped (2 cups)
  • 4   
    medium carrots, chopped (2 cups)
  • 3   tablespoons 
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 3   
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2   cups 
    shredded fresh spinach
Directions
1.
Mix all ingredients except spinach in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
2.
Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until lentils are tender.
3.
Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin. Stir ham and spinach into soup. Stir well before serving.
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High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 280, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 20, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 37, fiber (g) 10, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 25, vit. A (IU) 6317, vit. C (mg) 5, sodium (mg) 920, calcium (mg) 61, iron (mg) 6, Starch () 3, Very Lean Meat () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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