Slow-Cooker Italian Vegetable Soup with White Beans

Slow-Cooker Italian Vegetable Soup with White Beans

Minestrone-style soups never disappoint. Try this one, with plenty of pasta, creamy cannellini beans, vegetables, and a dollop of prepared pesto.

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(19-oz.) cans cannellini beans, drained
(1-lb.) pkg. Green Giant® Frozen Mixed Vegetables
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
(12-oz.) bottle vegetable juice cocktail
teaspoon salt
cup water
1 1/2
oz. (1/2 cup) uncooked penne or mostaccioli (tube-shaped pasta)
cup purchased pesto
  1. In 3 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients except penne and pesto; mix well.
  2. Cover; cook on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.
  3. About 20 minutes before serving, stir penne into soup. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until penne is tender.
  4. To serve, top individual servings with 2 teaspoons pesto.
Makes 6 (1 1/3­-cup) servings
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Ingredient Info
Acidic ingredients such as tomatoes and vegetable juice keep vegetables from softening too much during all-day simmering. A garnish of bright green pesto freshens each serving of long-cooked soup.
Ingredient Substitution
Great northern beans can be used in place of the cannellini beans. The can sizes will vary but, in this soup, those differences won't matter.
Kitchen Tip
Don't be fooled into adding more pasta; 1/2 cup looks skimpy when you stir it in, but as it cooks it swells into the right proportion for the soup.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/3 Cups)
  • Calories 330
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 1010mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 62g
    • (Dietary Fiber 16g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.