Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

I really wish the weather would make up it’s mind. Weeks ago, it was pretty much summer here in Northern CA, winter was a bust , third year in a major drought, every drop of rain is making us all drop to our knees being grateful, spring was acting like summer and now May is acting like a reverse fall. Crisp cold breezy days yet with lots of fresh new pollen flying up your nose. What does one do in this kind of bizarre weather? 

Minestrone Soup

My favorite part of this is using the squash from the garden!

Make soup. That’s what. What I love about Minestrone soup is it’s a load of everything all at once. I could have a cold, or flu, or just allergies and this always leaves me feeling a little better. Beans, pasta, vegetables oh my! I cut chunks of bread and toss it into my bowl of soup to enjoy. This is an easy soup when you have a slow cooker on hand and it’s jammed packed with vegetables!

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
Serves 10
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups carrots, chopped
  2. 2 cups potatoes, chopped
  3. 1.5 cups celery, chopped
  4. 1 white onion, diced
  5. 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  9. 2 bay leaves
  10. 4 cups vegetable stock
  11. 2 cups water
  12. 2 cans diced tomatoes (15oz)
  13. 2 cups tomato juice
  14. 1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  15. 1 can (15 oz) cannellii beans, drained and rinsed
  16. 1½ cups zucchini, diced
  17. 1 cups ditalini pasta
  18. 1 can (15 oz) green beans, drained and rinsed
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients up to the tomato juice into your slow cooker. Cook on low for 7 hours. Once time is up, add in the beans, and the rest of the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook for another the last hour or so or until the pasta is tender. You can up the low to high this past hour to make sure it cooks in time. Pepper to taste and serve with fresh bread or rolls .
Notes
  1. I used a 7qt slowcooker for this.
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5 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

  1. Jennifer Williams

    That sounds so good. We have had a little extra cool weather lately and this would be perfect for warming up with.

  2. Angela

    I love a good minestone soup recipe. Being able to make this in the slow cooker is a bonus!

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