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Curried Ham Lentil Soup /

Curried Ham Lentil Soup

April 13, 2017

Curried Ham Lentil Soup /

Curried Ham Lentil Soup is the perfect solution for that left over holiday ham and a budget buster cost savings meal. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Super Easy to Make)

Curried Ham Lentil Soup /

Waste not want not is our motto! We love savory ham leftovers as they make the most delicious soup. You really do not even need that much of the meat; even the left over ham bones will work fine to give this curried ham lentil soup that added savory note.

We have cooked this delicious curried ham lentil soup on top of the stove in less than 30 minutes or you can crack out that crock pot (slow cooker), throw everything in and enjoy a hot and delicious meal after a busy day at work/school.

Curried Ham Lentil Soup /

We used red lentils as that was what we had on hand in inventory and that is a great alternative when you want to eat….. like yesterday. Red lentils only take about 10 minutes to cook and cooking them a little longer in the soup almost leaves them into a delicious puree. You could, if you wish, pulse this soup in the food processor or blender before serving but why bother, as it is just delicious just the way it is.

Curried Ham Lentil Soup /

Homemade Ham Lentil Soup is just another opportunity to leave the hum drum of the boring world and add a little spice to your life. Herbs and spices are an inexpensive way to explore the world. We did not add so much curry that it was hot but just flavorful. You can add as much or as little as you wish to cater to your family and friends.

Curried Ham Lentil Soup /

We started out with the basic sofrito with celery, carrots and onions and then added chicken broth, ham, red lentils and then the aromatics of bayleaf, fresh thyme and curry powder for an exceptionally tasty soup.

Curried Ham Lentil Soup /

You will be amazed at how easy this soup comes together. However, your wallet will love you even more as you are being thrifty and can save some serious cash only using a handful of some pantry supplies.

If you don’t have curry powder but are contemplating buying are a couple of good recipes to sink the deal. Have you ever tried our Cozy chicken Curry Soup  or Vegan Curried Rice?

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Curried Ham Lentil Soup /

Curried Ham Lentil Soup

By HWC Magazine  , , , , , ,

April 13, 2017

Curried Ham Lentil Soup is the perfect solution for that left over holiday ham and a budget buster cost savings meal.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 bowls


2 tablespoons olive oil

4 small carrots, peeled and chopped

3 celery sticks, chopped

1 small onion chopped

3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

8 cups gluten-free chicken broth

2 bay leaves

1.5 cups dried red lentils (washed and picked over for things don’t belong)

1 sprig of fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried

1 cup finely chopped ham or if all you have is the ham bone that is great just add that.

2 teaspoons curry powder (or to taste)

salt and pepper to taste


1Add olive oil, carrots, celery and onions to a large pot and cook on medium heat until translucent. Add garlic.

2Add chicken broth, bay leaves, red lentils, thyme, ham and/or ham bone, curry powder and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes until the vegetables and lentils are tender.

3Enjoy! (if you wish, you can puree, but perfect just the way it is)

  • I love the idea of adding a touch of curry in this lentil ham soup…I will have to remember this when using my leftover ham from Easter…thanks for the recipe Bobbi…
    I hope you are having a fabulous week 🙂

    • Thank you Juliana. We love that little kick from the curry powder too.

  • I love this soup…curry is so good in soup and ham adds that nice saltiness. It’s great that it’s quick and easy using red lentils.

    • Thank you Monica. The weather has been very damp so a nice hot bowl of steamy soup really hits the spot. Wishing you a super weekend!

  • I still have some ham and was thinking lentil soup and don’t even have to think because “bam” here it is. What a beautiful fresh looking soup. I’ve got to pick up some of those lentils. I only have the green and don’t use them as much as I would like because I don’t plan ahead!

    • We hear what you are saying. Time is of the essence and if you look at the time that red lentils take to cook compared to green lentils every minute counts. Thank you Julie.

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