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This recipe really is the Best Crock Pot Minestrone Soup recipe ever! It's so healthy and filling plus very versatile. You can switch up the veggies for ones you like and use any pasta you prefer. So easy and yummy!
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The BEST Crock Pot Minestrone Soup

The whole family will love this Crock Pot Minestrone Soup! It's healthy, filling and delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Jenn

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped (about 3 carrots)
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 28oz can petitie-diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can white beans, drained & rinsed
  • 3 cups fat free chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese rind
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or 1 1/2 tsp. dried
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves or 3/4 tsp. dried
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen defrosted spinach
  • 1-2 cups cooked small pasta like ditalini or elbows al dente
  • Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  • In a crock pot, combine broth, tomatoes, beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, herbs, parmesan cheese rind, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Thirty minutes before the soup is done cooking, add zucchini and spinach.
  • Cover and cook 30 more minutes.
  • Add cooked pasta, cook 10 minutes more.
  • Remove bay leaves, rosemary sprig, parmesan rind and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with extra parmesan cheese. ENJOY!!