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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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