Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone

Savor slow-cooked Italian soup with little effort by letting your slow cooker do all the work! This is one hearty soup recipe the whole family will love.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

7:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

4
cups vegetable broth or Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
4
cups tomato juice
1
tablespoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2
medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (4 1/2 oz)
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except pasta and cheese.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  3. Stir in pasta. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

    Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
footnote
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Serve With
Minestrone means "big soup", and this big soup needs only thick slices of a whole-grain bread to make a big meal.
Substitution
Kids will love the little corkscrew rotini pasta in this vegetable-packed soup, but any small pasta works just as well.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 105
    • (Calories from Fat 10 ),
  • Total Fat 1 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 940 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 5 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.