MEL'S KITCHEN CAFE

AMAZING LEFTOVER HAM BONE LENTIL SOUP

This leftover ham bone lentil soup is one of the tastiest soups we’ve ever had! So much flavor packed into one bowl. YUM!

Prep Time: 1 HR 15 MINS

– Olive oil – Onion – Celery – Carrots – Parsley – Thyme – Garlic – Red pepper – Chicken stock – Brown lentils – Bay leaf – Ham bone – Italian chicken

YIELD: 10 SERVINGS

Ingredients

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01

In a 6- or 8-quart pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, parsley, thyme, garlic, and crushed red pepper (if using), and cook, stirring often, until the veggies start to soften, 3-4 minutes.

02

Add the broth, lentils, bay leaf, and the ham bone or ham hock (it may not be fully submerged, that's ok). Bring the soup to a boil.

03

While the soup cooks, brown the sausages with a bit of olive oil in a skillet set over medium heat.

04

Remove the ham bone, and if desired, pick off any pieces of ham and add to the soup with the browned sausage. Heat through.