Slow Cooker Lentil Soup - 5 Smartpoints

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup – 5 Smartpoints

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup – 5 Smartpoints
Prep Time:12 min
Cook Time:8 hr

2mediumuncooked carrot(s), peeled, cut into large chunks
2rib(s)uncooked celery, cut into large chunks
1mediumuncooked onion(s), cut into large chunks
2clove(s)garlic clove(s), minced
2cup(s)dry lentils, picked over
3leaf/leavesbay leaf
1⁄2tspdried thyme, crushed
1⁄2tsptable salt, or to taste
1⁄4tspblack pepper, or to taste
8cup(s)canned chicken broth
4ozuncooked Canadian bacon, diced (4 or 5 slices)


Place ingredients in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker in the following order: carrots, celery, onion, garlic, lentils, bay leaves, thyme, salt, pepper and broth. Cover slow cooker; cook on low setting for 6 hours. Uncover, stir in bacon and heat for 30 minutes more; remove bay leaves. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.


To thicken soup, remove 1 cup of cooked lentils and puree in food processor; stir back into soup. For a lighter flavor, replace 4 cups of chicken broth with 4 cups of water. To make this vegetarian, substitute a cup of sliced shiitake mushroom caps for the Canadian bacon and use vegetable broth (could affect SmartPoints value). For additional flavor, top each serving with a splash of white wine vinegar.

All posted nutrition information is approximate and has been calculated using the nutrition calculator on Skinny Points makes no guarantees of accuracy and use of different brands may change the nutrition information.

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