Lentil Soup

Soup is good food, especially when you're serving this homemade lentil soup. You'll feel like a real ham when you prepare this palatable pottage that's sure to warm your loved ones to the bone.

Lentil Soup


For 6 people

  • 5 cup(s) stock (ham or chicken)
  • 1 cup(s) lentils
  • 2 large carrots, skin on, diced
  • 2 celery spears, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cup(s) chopped leftover ham
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper, or to taste (or substitute cracked black pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cornstarch mixed in 1/4 cup cool water
  • 2 floz cool water to mix in with cornstarch


In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, combine ham or bacon pieces, lentils, and chicken broth; bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until lentils are soft. Remove 2 cups of cooked lentils and place into food processor or blender bowl; let cool 5 minutes (if you do not let cool slightly before processing, mixture will explode out of container and make a mess in your kitchen). After cooling, whirl until pureed. Stir pureed lentils into soup mixture. In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, saut onion and carrots in butter or margarine until limp, but do not brown; add to lentils. Add thyme, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper; simmer another 30 minutes. Remove from heat and serve in soup bowls.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 203.82 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 4.18g
  • Sodium (mg): 945.59mg
  • Carbs: 20.15g
  • Fat: 6.46g
  • Saturated fat (g): 1.99g
  • Proteins: 15.86g