Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

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About this recipe: A quick lentil soup with ham, fragrantly spiced with caraway and nutmeg. Tastes great the next day and freezes well too. You can also make this soup in no time using a slow cooker.


Serves: 8 

  • 440g (2 cups) dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 750ml (3 cups) chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 150g cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery or traditional salt
  • handful chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr10min 

  1. Place lentils in a 5 to 6 litre slow cooker. Add chicken stock, bay leaf, carrots, celery, onion and ham. Season with Worcestershire sauce, garlic, nutmeg, caraway seed, choice of salt, parsley and pepper.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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