Slow-Cooker Veggie Lover’s Minestrone

Slow-Cooker Veggie Lover’s Minestrone

Looking for an Italian slow cooked dinner using veggies and pasta? Then try this meatless minestrone soup featuring Muir Glen tomatoes and Green Giant beans.

 

  • Prep Time : 10 MIN
  • Total Time : 7 HR 10 MIN
  • Servings : 8

Ingredients

1  carton (32 oz) vegetable broth (4 cups)
1  can (28 oz) Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1  box (9 oz) Green Giant Simply Steam frozen baby lima beans, thawed
2  medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2  medium carrots, chopped (3/4 cup)
2  cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/2  teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1  1/2  cups uncooked rotini pasta (4 1/2 oz)
1  medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1  medium yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1  container (7 oz) refrigerated basil pesto
1/2  cup shaved Parmesan cheese (2 oz)

Directions

  • 1) Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix broth, tomatoes, lima beans, onions, carrots, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • 2) Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 hours. Stir in pasta, zucchini and yellow squash. Cover; cook 1 hour longer or until vegetables are tender. Top individual servings with pesto and cheese.

 

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