PointsPlus Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe

PointsPlus Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe
Staff Writer
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

WeightWatchers.com

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

This is the best kind of comfort food — the kind that cooks itself. Just throw everything in the pot and come back later. Slow Cooker: It’s almost like magic.

Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Ingredients

  • medium-sized carrots, chopped
  • medium-sized stalks celery, chopped
  • medium-sized onion, chopped
  • medium-sized cloves garlic, minced
  • dry lentils
  • bay leaves
  • 1/2  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2  salt, or to taste
  • 1/4  black pepper, or to taste
  • canned chicken broth
  • Canadian-style bacon, diced

Directions

Place all of the 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 with the lid and cook on low for 6 hours. Uncover, stir in the bacon and heat for 30 more minutes. Remove the bay leaves and serve.

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.