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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 8 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8

Come home to this filling ham and lentil soup slow-cooked for dinner using Progresso® chicken broth. MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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 Facts

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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