minestrone soup

★★★★☆ 1
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By Shirley Murtagh
from Winnipeg, MB

This recipe comes from Company's coming "Comfort Cravings" Three books in one. I just made this recipe two days ago and we are still eating it. My husband likes it. It is actually a meal in itself. Serve with bread or crackers.

★★★★☆ 1
serves lots of people and kids
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Hr 20 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For minestrone soup

  • 6 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2- 14oz. tins of diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3 cups of thinly sliced leeks white part only. ( used chopped yellow onons)
  • 1 19oz can of white kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of shredded cabbage, lightly packed
  • 1 +3/4 cups diced carrots
  • 1+ 3/4 cups diced celery
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (or 1/2 tsp powder)
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup diced zucchini (with peel)
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans
  • grated parmesan cheese for garnish

How To Make minestrone soup

  • 1
    Combine first 12 ingredients in a 5 to 7 quart slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cook, covered on low for 9-10 hours or on high 4+1/2 - 5 hours
  • 3
    Add zucchini and green beans. Stir. Cook, covered, on high for about 20 minutes until green beans are tender.
  • 4
    Garnish individual servings with cheese
  • 5
    I added 1 cup thin broken noodles during the last 20 minutes of cooking. This is optional
  • 6
    My slow cooker would not hold all the ingredients so I made this in a very large pot on top of the stove. total time for cooking this way 2+1/2 hrs.
  • 7
    Add more broth if necessary.
  • 8
    Makes 15 cups
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