Minestrone Soup

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Beverley Williams

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@Beverley1991

My family loves this healthy soup. It is loaded with veggies and tastes delicious. I like it because it is easy to prepare and the slow cooker doesn't heat up the house.

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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

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1 small
white onion, diced
2 medium
carrots, peeled and chopped
2 stalk(s)
celery, diced
1 1/2 c
fresh green beans, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
1 (15 oz.) can(s)
cannelini beans, drained & rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can(s)
kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 small
zucchini, diced
1 c
chopped fresh spinach
1 (28 OZ.) can(s)
diced tomatoes
1/2 c
dried small pasta
6 c
vegetable broth
2
bay leaves
1/2 tsp
thyme, dried
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
basil, dried
to taste
salt & pepper
4 Tbsp
freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)
4 clove
garlic, minced

How to Make Minestrone Soup

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, green beans, tomatoes, broth, kidney beans and cannellini beans in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • 2Add the bay leaves, oregano, basil, thyme
  • 3Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours.
  • 430 minutes before the soup is done cooking, add the zucchini, spinach and pasta.
  • 5** You can use any small pasta eg. elbow macaroni or small shells. I normally use whole wheat elbow macaroni. If you like you can use gluten- free pasta.
  • 6Continue cooking until past is tender.
  • 7Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 8Remove and discard the bay leaves.
  • 9Serve in bowls. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • 10** to make this vegan just leave out the Parmesan cheese.
    ** to make it dairy free leave out the Parmesan cheese.
    ** To make this gluten free use gluten free pasta

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About Minestrone Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy




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