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teri's minestrone

Recipe by
Teri Halbrook
perris, CA

I've been kicking this recipe around in my head for some time now, now that the weather is cooler, I Decided I needed to put my pen to pot so to speak and finally make some. I researched by first buying the canned varieties at the grocery (burned my tummy) then I went to a few Italian restaurants that I knew. and they were much better finally I came up with a recipe of my own and made it. It is so YUMMY! My boyfriend and his son both went back for seconds. I served it with a salad and garlic cheese toast. I also like to make my own Veggie broth that I used in this as well.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 6 Hr 40 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For teri's minestrone

  • 1 md
    onion diced
  • 2
    carrots peeled and diced
  • 4
    celery stalks diced
  • 5 clove
    garlic grated
  • 2 c
    green beans trimmed and cut into1/2in. pieces
  • 1 can
    red kidney beans 15oz. drained and rinsed
  • 1 can
    cannelli beans 15oz drained and rinsed
  • 1 can
    tomatoes diced in juice
  • 32 oz
    vegtable broth
  • 32 oz
    chicken broth
  • 2
    bay leaves, dried
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    rosemary, dried
  • 1 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 sm
    zucchini diced
  • 2 c
    pasta of choice
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1
    salt and pepper

How To Make teri's minestrone

  • 1
    Combine onions, carrots, celery, garlic, green beans, tomatoes, beans and Broths in to a slow cooker. Add the bay leaves, oregano, basil, rosemary and red pepper flakes.( note do not rub your eyes after adding the red pepper flakes) Cover and cook on low fir 6-8 hrs. 3-4 hrs on high
  • 2
    30 to 40 mins before soup is done add the zucchini, pasta and spinach.(I waited about 40mins) season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Remove Bay leaves.. Ladle into bowls , garnish with parmesan cheese if desired