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Slow-Cooker Lentil and Spinach Soup

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Slow-Cooker Lentil and Spinach Soup
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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Enjoy this hearty slow cooked soup that features lentils, spinach and Progresso® chicken broth – a delicious dinner recipe.

Ingredients

4
teaspoons olive oil
1
large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/2
cups sliced carrots (4 medium)
1
cup dried lentils (8 oz), sorted, rinsed
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
1
carton (32 oz) vegetable broth (4 cups)
4
slices bacon, chopped
2
dried bay leaves
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves

Directions

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Add garlic and tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Spoon mixture into slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients except spinach.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 9 hours. Discard bay leaves. Stir in spinach just before serving.
Tips  

This soup can easily turn vegetarian by replacing the chicken broth with a second carton of vegetable broth and omitting the bacon.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
)
Sodium
1240mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
8g
0%
)
Protein
10g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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