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Lentil Soup

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 8 hr 15 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Come home to this filling ham and lentil soup slow-cooked for dinner using Progresso® chicken broth.

Ingredients

1
lb smoked ham shanks
2
cartons (32 oz each) Progresso™ chicken broth (8 cups)
1
package (16 oz) dried lentils (2 1/4 cups), sorted, rinsed
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

Steps

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients except spinach in cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 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.
  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients except spinach in cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

Pair this thick and meaty soup with a crisp green salad tossed with orange segments and a tangy orange vinaigrette.

For a touch of color, stir chopped fresh tomato into the soup with the cooked ham and spinach in step 3.

Lentils come in many colors, including brown, red and yellow. The most common variety is brown lentils, which you will find in most supermarkets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Potassium
890mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
10g
43%
Sugars
4g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%
130%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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