BEST EVER SLOW COOKER MINESTRONE SOUP

Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 4 hrs | Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins | Servings: 8

This slow cooker Minestrone Soup is one of the best slow cooker recipes. Super easy to throw together and guarantee to deliver a thick and very comforting soup that is packed with veggies.

Ingredients

1 c. red potatoes, chopped, skins on

1 small zucchini, chopped

1 c. white beans (canned)

1 c. kidney beans (canned)

1 medium onion, diced

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 medium carrots, chopped

3/4 c. green beans (cut, frozen)

1/2 tsp cumin

1 c. diced tomatoes (canned)

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 tbsp tomato paste

6-7 c. vegetable stock

1/2 tsp dried parsley

salt and pepper (to taste)

fresh parsley (for serving)

1 c. dried pasta noodles (fusilli, macaroni, or small shells)

Parmesan cheese (for serving)

How to Make the Best Ever Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Step 1: To a slow cooker, add the zucchini, beans, carrots, onion, celery, potatoes, green beans, garlic, spices, salt and pepper, canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and vegetable stock. Stir until the ingredients are well incorporated. Then, pour in 6 to 7 cups of stock depending on the size of your slow cooker or how thick you want your soup.

Step 2: Cover and set to cook for 4 to 5 hours on high, stirring about once or twice.

Step 3: Remove the cover and add the pasta. Continue to cook for additional 15 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.

Step 4: When done, serve the Minestrone Soup hot with some shaved or grated Parmesan garnished with freshly chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Note:

You can also make this soup in a Dutch oven pot on the stovetop. First, add some olive oil to the pot, then saute the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic for a couple of minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients as instructed above and bring everything to a boil. Decrease to a simmer and continue to cook until the soup has slightly thickened and the vegetables are tender. Next, add the pasta and cook until al dente.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3134IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg