Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup is a perfect hearty and comforting soup, perfect for a cool day! This eas minestrone soup recipe is packed full of fresh vegetables, pasta, and beans and made in the crock-pot so you can have a delicious soup with little effort!  

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Easy Minestrone Soup

If you have ever ordered the Minestrone Soup from Olive Garden you know that minestrone soup is packed full of so much goodness and flavor. This minestrone soup is one of the easiest soups you'll ever make! You'll need to slice and dice a few fresh vegetables, but otherwise, you'll just dump everything into the crockpot and a few hours later you're almost ready to have this delicious soup for dinner.

The last 30 minutes before you're ready to eat you'll throw in some of your favorite small pasta noodles, zucchini, and some canned beans. At the last second toss in some fresh spinach if desired.

Hi! It's Aimee from Like Mother, Like Daughter - where I'm all over sharing my favorite easy family dinners and desserts. I'm back again today sharing one of my favorite soups with you, and even better? It's made in the slow cooker!

Slow cooker full of uncooked ingredients for minestrone soup.

How do you make this Minestrone Soup Recipe?

One great thing about this minestrone soup recipe is it's a great way to clean out your fridge and pantry. Use a bunch of leftover vegetables from your fridge, and some canned foods from your pantry! You can use any vegetables you have or any types of beans you have. Vegetable broth or chicken broth. And any small pasta noodles you have on hand!

This minestrone soup is one of those ultimate winter comfort foods. It's easy to make, and so nice to have a piping hot bowl of soup ready to eat at the end of a long day! You might also like this Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup.

Helpful Tips to Make Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup:

  • You can make substitutions for all the ingredients based on what you have on hand! Use any pasta noodles, chicken broth instead of vegetable, almost any canned beans, and a variety of vegetables.
  • Save time, by chopping your vegetables up the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is throw everything into the crockpot.
  • To freeze, bring the soup to room temperature and store in airtight containers. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator and warm over medium heat. The pasta may break apart when you reheat it, so if you are making it for the freezer, leave out the pasta until you heat it up.

What you will need to make Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup:

  • A Slow Cooker - I like mine that is programmable so it’ll only run as long as I want it to then it turns to warm, so food doesn't get overcooked.
  • A Ladle - perfect for scooping out big bowls of soup!

Enjoy!

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Ladle full of minestrone soup over a pot of soup


Check out more of our favorite slow cooker soup recipes:  

Slow Cooker Potato Soup
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Slow Cooker French Onion Soup




Yield: 8Author: Aimee for The Slow Roasted Italian

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup is a perfect hearty and comforting soup, perfect for a cool day! This soup recipe is packed full of fresh vegetables, pasta, and beans and made in the crock-pot so you can have a delicious soup with little effort!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrots (about 3 carrots)
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 3 celery stalks)
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion (about 1 small onion)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini (about 2 small zucchinis)
  • 1 1/2 cups small dried pasta
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup spinach
  • shredded Parmesan, for serving

Instructions

  1. Place diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour in the vegetable stock and water. Stir everything together.
  3. Place lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 5-6 hours, until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in zucchini, pasta noodles, kidney beans, and cannellini beans. Cook for 20-30 minutes on high until the pasta is tender.
  5. Stir in the spinach and cook for 1 minute, before serving.
  6. Serve topped with shredded parmesan if desired, and with warm bread.




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