Spiced Ham and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup recipe

Preparation Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 hours

Lentils and ham simmer slowly in a fragrant stock in this delicious soup. Throw it all in the slow cooker before you go to bed, then portion it up for lunch the next morning.


  • 400g dried brown lentils, rinsed
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • 3 carrots, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 150g cooked ham, chopped (can use leftover gammon)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. each celery salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground caraway seed and nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley


1. Put everything into a slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, stirring occasionally, removing the bay leaf before serving.

Use regular green or red lentils if you can't find brown. You can even use tinned. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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