Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Minestrone Casserole

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Minestrone Casserole

With a 20-minute prep time, a hearty pasta casserole can be assembled in the morning on even the busiest days.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

8:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

5

servings

3
medium carrots, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup water
2
teaspoons sugar
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1
can (6 ounces) Italian-style tomato paste
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen cut green beans (from 12 oz bag), thawed
1
cup uncooked elbow macaroni (3 1/2 ounces)
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)
  1. Mix all ingredients except green beans, macaroni and cheese in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Stir in green beans and macaroni. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook about 20 minutes or until beans and macaroni are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 5 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you prefer, substitute a can of kidney or great northern beans for the garbanzo beans. If you have cooked beans on hand already, use 1 3/4 cups instead of the can of beans.
Health Twist
Looking to get a healthy dose of vegetables? This vegetarian main dish has carrots, onions, tomatoes and green beans, in addition to fiber-rich garbanzos.
Adding sugar, even a small amount, can balance the acid level of the tomatoes and round out the flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 345
    • (Calories from Fat 55),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 1060mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 67g
    • (Dietary Fiber 13g,
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.