Minestrone soup

Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Shirley Murtagh


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 vote

lots of people and kids
15 Min
10 Hr 20 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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