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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

This simple and delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone Soup can be made vegan friendly as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizers and Sides
Cuisine: Italian
Search Result: crock pot, Minestrone, Slow cooker, soup, vegan, vegetarian.
Servings: 6
Author: Food, Wine, and Love | myposhmedia llc

Ingredients

  • Vegetable broth– 4 cups. You can find vegan broth choices here as well. Also adding two additional cups will give your a less dense soup if desired.
  • Diced Tomatoes– one 14 13-15 is okay ounce can. Most cans are closer to 14 ounces however, the smaller sized cans often have other flavorful ingredients added to them.
  • Beans– 1 can drained. Cans are around 15 ounces each. You can omit the beans if desired.
  • Onion – 1 small chopped about ½ cup.
  • Garlic-3 cloves minced garlic about three teaspoons.
  • Chopped Carrots- ½ cup. That’s between 1 ½ and 2 carrots depending on the size.
  • Pasta- ½ cup. Choices include ditalini pasta because of its small size or a macaroni pasta or elbow. Cooked orzo is another great option for minestrone soup. Having your pasta cooked before adding it to the slow cooker will help maintain the liquid balance of the ingredients. If you are someone who chooses to add your pasta to cook in the slow cooker, please add additional liquid as needed to compensate.
  • Seasonings to taste. This can include Italian Seasonings Salt, and/or Pepper.
  • Optional- chopped celery ⅓ cup, green beans (1 cup),
  • and/or chopped spinach 2 cups.

Instructions

  • Add the broth to your slow cooker and then stir in the tomatoes,beans, onion, garlic, and carrots. You can add the optional celery and green beans at this point as well.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for six to eight hours (or high for three to four hours).
  • Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low for another half hour.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, popular pastas to add to minestrone soup include ditalini pasta because of its small size or a macaroni pasta (or elbow). Cooked orzo is another great option for minestrone soup.

Also mentioned is that you will need at least a six quart slow cooker to make this soup in.

Possibly the most famous brands of slow cookers is the crock pot brand. Crock pot has many choices of slow cookers from your inexpensive basic, yet dependable, slow cooker to your programmable one.
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Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Fat: 1g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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