Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours on low
This soup is just divine!! Hope you enjoy all the flavors as much as I do!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 2 - celery
  • 2 - garlic cloves
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1/2 - lb(s) green beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) kidney beans
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 6 - cup(s) chicken or vegetable stock
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 - cup(s) elbow pasta noodles**
  • Garnish: - Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the onion and slice the celery. Peel and chop the carrots. Trim the green beans. Crush the garlic cloves.
  2. Open, drain, and rinse the red kidney beans. Open the tomato sauce.
  3. To the slow cooker, add the chopped onion, sliced celery, crushed garlic cloves, chopped carrots, green beans, tomato sauce, kidney beans, Italian seasoning and chicken stock. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Season with salt and pepper, as needed.
  4. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, stir in the pasta and let it cook through.
  5. Warm the dinner rolls.
  6. To keep the pasta from overcooking, ladle the soup into serving bowls right away.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup with optional Parmesan cheese and side of dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 white onions.
  2. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots.
  3. Slice 4 celery stalks.
  4. Trim 1 lb. green beans.
  5. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of red kidney beans.
  6. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the sliced celery
  • Half of the crushed garlic cloves
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • Half of the trimmed green beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 - 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock or equivalent bouillon base plus water

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all the ingredients to slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. WIth 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, stir in the pasta.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides and when the Parmesan cheese garnish is omitted.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free small shell pasta noodles and serve with gluten free toast.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. With 30 minutes left in cooking cycle, stir in the pasta and let it cook through.
Serve with dinner rolls.

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