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Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone

slow-cooker vegetable minestrone Entree Italian
Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12

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.

Updated June 16, 2015
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Minestrone means "big soup", and this big soup needs only thick slices of a whole-grain bread to make a big meal.
  • Kids will love the little corkscrew rotini pasta in this vegetable-packed soup, but any small pasta works just as well.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
105
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
940 mg
Potassium
430 mg
Total Carbohydrate
21 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
5 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%
24%
Vitamin C
22%
22%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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