Slow-Cooker Smoked Turkey-Lentil Soup

Make this scrumptious slow-cooked soup by adding lentils, vegetables and turkey - garnished with yogurt and oregano sprigs.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

6
cups organic vegetable broth
8
oz dried lentils, sorted, rinsed
1
container (8 oz) refrigerated prechopped celery, onion and bell pepper mix
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
smoked turkey leg (8 oz)
Fat-free Greek plain yogurt, if desired
Fresh oregano sprigs, if desired

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, stir together broth, lentils, prechopped vegetables, oregano and pepper; add turkey leg.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until lentils are tender and turkey falls off bone.
  • 3 Remove turkey leg from slow cooker. Remove and discard skin. Shred meat; discard bone. Return meat to slow cooker; stir well. Ladle soup into 8 bowls; garnish with yogurt and oregano sprigs.

Expert Tips

Fresh oregano provides lots of flavor and eliminates the need to add extra salt, but you can use the dried variety, if you prefer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
),
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.