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Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Minestrone Casserole

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 8 hr 40 min
  • Servings 5

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

Ingredients

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 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)

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
590mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
6g
26%
Sugars
13g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
150%
150%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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