Slow-Cooker Creamy Ham and Wild Rice Soup

Give traditional wild rice soup a twist with this creamy ham version. It’s in your slow cooker, filling the house with that mouth-watering aroma, in just 15 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
cups diced cooked ham
1
cup purchased julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots
3/4
cup uncooked wild rice
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
can (10 3/4 oz) reduced-sodium cream of celery soup
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3
cups water
1
cup half-and-half
1/4
cup sliced almonds
2
tablespoons dry sherry, if desired
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix all ingredients except half-and-half, almonds, sherry and parsley.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until hot.

Expert Tips

For best results, we recommend you do not use canned or quick-cooking wild rice for this recipe.

Look for a bag of julienne-cut carrots or French-cut cooking carrots in the refrigerated vegetable section of your grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1190mg
1190%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.