Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Healthy Recipe

6 Servings 360 min Cook

Macros/Serving: 253 Calories
Tags:vegan | soup

Ingredients

2 1/2 Cup, chopped Onions
1 Cup chopped Carrots
1 Cup chopped Celery
1 Tbsp Garlic
4 Cup Chicken Broth
2 2/3 Cup Pasta Sauce
1 1/2 Cup Kidney Beans
1 2/3 Cup Tomatoes
2 Tbsp, crumbled Bay Leaf
1 1/2 Tsp Poultry Seasoning
2 1/2 Cup, sliced Zucchini
4 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Pasta

Directions

In a microwave safe bowl, add onions, carrots and celery.

Cook for 3 minutes to soften.

Add to a slow cooker the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, broth, pasta sauce, beans, drained tomatoes, bay leaves, seasonings, and pepper.

Mix well.

Cover and cook on LOW heat a total of 6 to 7 hours or cook on HIGH heat a total of 3-3½ hours.

Time varies depending on your slow-cooker.

Meanwhie, prepare pasta as per package directions; set aside.

Note: One hour before the soup is done, add zucchini.

Cover and cook on high heat for the last hour.

Or, cooked chopped zucchini in microwave for 2-3 minutes and add to soup with cooked pasta and spinach and continue to cook 10 minutes.

Remove bay leaves.

Adjust seasonings, if desired.

To serve: Add 2 cups of soup to each bowl and top with grated parmesan cheese , if desired.

Makes 12 cups total.

Each serving, 2 cups

Recipe inspired by: http://www.

skinnykitchen.

com/recipes/crock-pot-hearty-minestrone-soup/

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