Slow-Cooker Veggie Lover’s Minestrone

Slow-Cooker Veggie Lover’s Minestrone

Looking for an Italian slow cooked dinner using veggies and pasta? Then try this meatless minestrone soup featuring Muir Glen® tomatoes and Green Giant® beans.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

7:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1
carton (32 oz) vegetable broth (4 cups)
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® Simply Steam® frozen baby lima beans, thawed
2
medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
medium carrots, chopped (3/4 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (4 1/2 oz)
1
medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1
medium yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1
container (7 oz) refrigerated basil pesto
1/2
cup shaved Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
  1. Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix broth, tomatoes, lima beans, onions, carrots, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 hours. Stir in pasta, zucchini and yellow squash. Cover; cook 1 hour longer or until vegetables are tender. Top individual servings with pesto and cheese.
Makes 8 servings (1 1/3 cups)
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Flavor Tip
The basil pesto and Parmesan cheese elevate this soup to another level of flavor. Don't skip it!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 310
    • Total Fat 15g
      • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,),
    • Sodium 1240mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 32g
      • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Protein 14g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1 Starch;
      • 3 Vegetable;
      • 2 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.