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Lentils with Garlic and Rosemary

March 15th, 2010 · 12 Comments

This crock-pot dish only takes about 6 hours to slow cook at medium heat setting and is wonderful for any time of year. This recipe is adapted from the Six O’clock Solutions Weight Watchers magazine cookbook, and found on page 30 of the “Make Ahead” section. While the original recipe called for adding the pepper with all the ingredients, I opted to leave it out until the end of cooking. In addition, you will notice that there is no salt in this recipe. The ham adds enough salt so there is no need to add any additional amount to the recipe.  Sorry, I never did get any photos of this one.

Yield: 12, 1-cup servings

7 Cups Chicken stock
3 Cups Onion, large diced
2 Cups Lean ham, diced ¼ inch
1 Cup Carrots, sliced ¼ inch
1 Tbsp Fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
2 Tsp Fresh sage leaves, minced
1 Lb Lentils
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Each Bay leaf
To taste Pepper
2 Tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
Procedure Steps
1. Combine the chicken stock, onions, ham, carrots, rosemary, sage, lentils, garlic and bay leaf in the electric crock-pot slow cooker. Turn heat setting to medium and cover with the lid. Allow to cook for about 6 hours, or until lentils are tender.
2. Discard the bay leaf and season to taste with the pepper, then garnish with the parsley.

Tags: Entrees · Recipes · Slow Cooker · Weight Watchers

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Priscilla - She's Cookin' // Mar 15, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Crock pots are so underrated! I’ve been making Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day and this will be perfect with it.

  • 2 Dana // Mar 15, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Crock pots are very good! Thanks for sharing.

  • 3 MaryMoh // Mar 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Sounds very delicious. Would be great with bread.

  • 4 pegasuslegend // Mar 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Love my lentils anyway you make them but the crockpot is my friend indeed …love everything yours has in it! so good for you~

  • 5 Drick // Mar 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    yep, the old crockpot works wonders – esp on busy days but also I like it as an ‘extra hand’ -recipe is divine Ryan

  • 6 My Postcard Printing // Mar 16, 2010 at 1:51 am

    My mouth is watering by just reading the recipe. I think that this is a very healthy one. Thanks for sharing.

  • 7 denise @ quickies on the dinner table // Mar 16, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Oh my! I know I will love this cos you can’t go wrong with ham and lentils . As it happens, I just got my crockpot out after years in storage and suddenly I see great crockpot recipes everywhere! Thanks for sharing chef 🙂

  • 8 Jessie // Mar 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Lentils are so comforting, I love crock pot meals too because they make a lot of leftovers for the week!

  • 9 Trix // Mar 16, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I love lentils, with the rosemary and sage this must be so delicious.

  • 10 Stephen // Mar 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm


    This is one of your best posts, I gotta get to sleep now though…

  • 11 thepinkpeppercorn // Mar 30, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I LOVE lentils!

  • 12 Beth // Apr 1, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I love lentils and ham!!