Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone

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.

 

  • Prep Time : 15 MIN
  • Total Time : 7 HR 35 MIN
  • Serving : 12

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

Directions

  • 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.

 

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