Smoky ham & lentil stew

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Make the most of your Christmas ham and roasted veg leftovers in this smoky ham and lentil stew – perfect for feeding the family during the holidays

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 302
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 28g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 9g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 1.9g


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 low-salt chicken or vegetable stock cubes or bouillon
  • 140g leftover cooked ham or gammon, cut into chunks
  • 350g leftover roasted root vegetables (such as potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celeriac or swede), chopped into chunks
  • 200g pouch cooked puy lentils
  • small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • crusty bread, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and cook the onion and celery for 8-10 mins until tender. Add the paprika and mustard, cook for 30 seconds more, then crumble in the stock cubes and add the ham along with 1 litre water. Bring to a simmer, then bubble gently for 10 mins.

  2. Tip in the root vegetables and lentils, then season to taste and continue to bubble everything for another 5-10 mins until the stew is piping hot. Just before serving, stir in the parsley, then ladle into bowls and serve with crusty bread on the side for mopping up the stew.

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