Thanks! No cheese topping needed. Also, it’a my go-to for winter pot lucks and meal-serve night at church. Thanks! It’s so convenient to have the crockpot cooking while I do other things. Next time I’ll scale down on the dry pasta. Let it cool then transfer to freezer-safe containers. I add the other veggies, if they are soft/tender like spinach or zucchini, in the last 40 minutes. A real winner. Does anyone know if it actually does get a little slimy in the leftovers? How do I adjust the recipe. I added black beans and chick peas, loved it! Get recipes & exclusive content via email: You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of emails you receive. Gina, thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes. Also, I didn't cook the spinach in the soup because I'm just cooking for one and didn't want it to get slimy in leftovers. So very TASTY!!! It's a winner! Minestrone is so … It was the most filling meal and wasn’t hungry till dinner. Great recipe! Delicious! Should I make it, throw a little olive oil and then leave it out all day? Am I missing something? . I don’t have the vegetable base on hand, do you know how many vegetable bouillon cubes I would need to use to get the 2 tbsp’s? Made plenty and was still good after freezing. . I made this and honestly the flavour is absolutely excellent! Delicious, healthy and filling! I even added two cups of vegetable Broth. served it to out of town guests. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. I HIGHLY recommend this soup!! This recipe is super easy to make… the slow cooker does the work for you! And I know I say it in every comment I leave, but Gina, I just LOVE the pictures, and it is so nice to make a recipe and have it come out like the picture! Well —— my soup has a whole lot of spinach in it!!! Question: could you cook it on high heat for less time? Thank you! DEEE-lish! Add the beans, zucchini, pasta and cook on high for an additional 20- 25 minutes until pasta is tender. I ended up adding a bit of hot sauce and threw in a bit of leftover marinara I had that needed to be used. Questions: is cooking the pasta in the soup important for thickening, etc? instead of what the recipe directed. Increase the heat a little so the soup comes to a low boil, then add pasta and zucchini. READY IN: 6hrs 20mins. I make this recipe for guests often and get lots of requests for the link. Best minestrone recipe EVER and I'm a foodie/cook. Even better the second day. I personally think food tastes better on the stove, glad you loved it! Perhaps use less? Or that letting pressure out is losing too much liquid? I cook all your recipes and all have turned out wonderful! Good but Zucchini needed to go in earlier. I didn't want to add too early for fear that the pasta would get slimy. Is there anyway I could make this and freeze it for later? Thanks again! Did not have fresh basil either. Thanks for the recipe because we usually purchase Honey Baked Hams for holidays. You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thanks for sharing this recipe, so delicious. Tried making this today in the crockpot. I have been making this soup for about two years now, I just wanted to finally say thank you!! The Parmesan rind really added a nice flavor to the soup. After you sauté the veggies and put the remaining ingredients in, do you leave it on sauté mode to cook it at high pressure for 20 minutes? The recipe is obviously a lot for 2 people, so we ate if for a couple days & froze the rest. Thank you, Gina. This will be a family favorite for years to come!!! I didn't add ground meat as some other commentors suggested, but thought about it and will in the future since they say it worked out. Had to add a bit more salt for my taste but otherwise followed it exactly and made on the stove top. Hi, Gina! It was so very filling and for very low points , Yummy! Fantastico!~Amy . Or do you then switch to soup/broth mode? Huge hit for us! Hi, can you tell me what a parmesan rind is and where I find it? The cheese rind was so exciting! I have also left out the parm rind both times, mostly because i keep forgetting to look for it at the store! . It was wonderful!! The soup had such a great flavor. Looks a lot more like soup now than stew (last night). Gina you say 15 minutes, from my experience I say at least 1he from start. Next the grated parmesan-reggiano on top was key! 15 oz can white beans, drained, rinsed (cannellini or navy). It was a total oversight!!!! I just made it and puréed beans and broth all at once!!!! This recipe is AMAZING! Roseanne. Next time I will make it with crumbled turkey sausage. To keep the pasta al dente, I cook the pasta separate and add it to each bowl when I serve it, rather than throwing it in the soup which winds up soaking up all the broth. Love it!! When I entered my calculations (beans, broth, pasta and oil) it only comes out to 3 SP’s per serving. Add in red kidney beans, great northern beans, zucchini, and pasta and cook on high heat for an … Required fields are marked *, By submitting this comment you agree to share your name, email address, website and IP address with SkinnyTaste. Cook the tortellini according to package directions and add it to the soup bowls separately. Hopefully it's still good! Is it just a garnish? Thanx. I pureed a can a navy beans (great way to hide beans in a soup and add texture.) Btw, I'm eating this now and it's really yummy! I freeze my parmesan rinds and then use them for soups. Great recipe! Thank you! Came out delicious. Is that going to make the soup taste bad or would it be unsafe to eat now? It was a great way to use the final zucchini from the garden. Thank you for a healthy, warm and cozy recipe! Love it! Does anyone know where to find the nutritional information for this? Never disappointed in a Skinnytaste recipe! Stove top is better for this soup in my opinion. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several! Glad you loved it! Thank you so much Gina!! Hi Amanda. My boyfriend loves it even though he doesn't normally like minestrone. Once they were purred they made the soup just a little too think and the puree was absorbing the broth quicker than the pasta. i used the crockpot and made it the day before and left it on “keep warm” all niight. I did really change much, though I did add one can of garbanzo beans, I omitted the parm rind and I used penne pasta. Thank you for one more tasty recipe. And yes, my picky eater even loved it! 30 minutes before you want to serve the soup, add zucchini and ditalini pasta, stir, cover and cook … The parmesean is key (rind or FRESH grated). Yes,,  excellent flavored my husband had three dishes. I’ve made a lot of soups over the years… some of our favorites are tomato basil, zuppa toscana, and beef barley… but this one, it might just be my absolute FAVORITE!! Better than ANY restaurant could make it! Perfect for a cold winter day – thanks! Mmmm good timing. A thick soup of Italian origin, loaded with nutritious vegetables and protein rich beans. Only one I’ll make now. Thank you for the awesome recipe! Definitely will be making more than once for the fall season. Do you cook it separately? Blending the beans with the chicken broth really created some nice body and flavor. PS I just recently discovered this site and I’m really glad I did, lots of new recipes I’m hoping to try soon! I absolutely love this recipe and so does my husband. I made this last night for dinner and it was GREAT! YUMMY! What a lovely rich tasting minestrone. Press saute in the Instant Pot and heat oil. I love the recipes on your site! The first 15 ingredients are in our slow cooker now. This was a great soup. Hope you love it! The secret really is the parmesan rind. Would have been great even without that addition. How To Detox? I opted to leave out the pasta so I could serve with seasoned croutons. This soup is delicious! lol. Do I buy a pound of spinach? I’m to much of a carnivore to not add a pound of ground beef to it!  Normally vegetable soups always leave me feeling hungry about an hour after. Thank you for wonderful recipes! I'm sure this was lovely with chicken sausage Alexandra, Thank you. If you'refriend with your lcal cheese guy they will give you one left over from when they shred the pat it makes all the difference in a good minestrone. Threw the pasta in the crockpot with the spinach and zucchini. And how to do it? This sounds great! I tripled the recipe (family of 5, plus I wanted left overs) My 5 year old son had a wonderful time helping me, and will actually eat spinach and celery that he wouldn't eat before. I like Pecorino or Reggiano. So healthy and so delicious! Thanks I love your website its awesome! Wondering, along with anonymous, what the dried spices would measure at.  If you’re following a low-carb way of eating, the beans and pasta will make this higher in carbohydrates. Crock Pot Minestrone Soup is a delicious Italian vegetable noodle soup that is super yummy and so easy to make! Tried this tonight and enjoyed it. Thirty minutes before the soup is done cooking, add zucchini and spinach. The rind of the cheese was key! Does it matter if I use those or cannelloni  I beans? It was delicious! Pingback: Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 54) - Recipe Land, Pingback: Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 54) | Good Kitchen Blog. I am addicted to your site! This soup recipe is SO easy to make, you can make it on the stove, slow cooker or Instant Pot. took it to a friend with a new baby. I don't have a cheese rind, but I do have a wedge of Parmesan. Phenomenal recipe!!! And Barilla veggie elbows made with pureed squash and carrots I happened to stumble upon! Tonight we had the delicious Sunday Roast and Cheesy Cauliflower recipes from your book. Thanks for another winner, Gina!! It would be half the time it takes on the stove. They add so much flavor. Thank you! I'm making it today but don't have any diced tomatoes. Yes please! Or does it need to be cooked then added? You recipes have helped me lose almost 75 pounds!!! Loved it! I used a Romano cheese rind instead of Parmesan because it was all I had, and left out the celery, but otherwise followed the recipe. I don't have any parm. Brilliant! It was the first time using the instant pot, so I didn’t know that it takes almost 5-10 minutes to build pressure and then it starts counting down. Also added a bit of ground turkey since my husband thinks a meal isn't a meal until it has meat. Having the rest tonight but I have added another box of veg. It gets added one bowl at a time!! My husband told me that this was literally the best soup he had ever eaten. Today I finally decided to make a recipe from the site and I chose this soup. Hope you can stop by! It felt so healthy and fresh. Thanks, Gina! My husband and I both had seconds. Use my immersion blender in the slow cooker pot with much more broth added in so as not to have to wash the blender. Do you have to puree the beans in beginning? Lots of broth, pasta perfect not over cooked! Served with crusty bread and shaved Parm on top. Weather is warming. This is a soup that gets eaten by every member of my family…from 5 to 45! It even includes the Parmesan rind. I would add them at the beginning, and I’m using uncooked, dry pasta. Thanks! It made the soup nice and thick. I added two links of cooked hot turkey sausage for the carnivores in my family. Thankyou. Who doesn't love free stuff? But they’re actually the diced zucchini 🙂, If I want to add potatoes when should I? The recipe says 2 cups cooked pasta, but the instant pot directions say to put the pasta in for 4 mins to cook. Christopher Lower. I'd still put it in at the beginning to get the flavor in the broth. But I would like to tweak it a bit and add some protein… how about shredded chicken, do you think that would work? I made this again last night and as always it was fantastic. I add the pasta when I reheat it. Combine carrots, celery, onion, garlic, green beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, broth, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a 6- to 8-qt. broth to liquify it somewhat. INGREDIENTS Nutrition. I LOVE this soup!! This was tonight's dinner….so YUMMY!!! I prepped all the veggies and pasta the night before so all my husband had to do was put the ingredients in the crock pot and puree the beans. Made this recipe to take for my lunch this week. I want to make this tonight on the stove top and have a question about the crumbled sausage I want to add. I am making so many things from your site and sharing with girlfriends–LOVE IT!!!!, Raquel, I thought of you today with Lent around the corner! So, I think I ended up with 7 points, but it was so worth it. You can simply dump all of the minestrone soup ingredients except for the pasta into the slow cooker, and cook on low for 8-9 hours, or high for 4-5 hours. This recipe is sooo flavorful. I used home made chicken stock. what is the extra liquid needed? I hope to try several soon!!! Jump to Recipe Print Recipe. The recipe mentions basil, rosemary and parsley and then later says to remove the bay leaves. The pureed beans added great body to the soup and I didn’t feel guilty eating it. It is going to be a great soup to put in the freezer for quick dinners. I would recommend either adding more chicken broth or water to this recipe otherwise it is a lot of noodles and vegetables, which is great for me, but for people a little intimidated by veggies it may seem like too much of a "health dish". What do you mean by a parmesian cheese rind? That looks like one hearty bowl of soup! Its prefect WITHOUT it!! How to Make Minestrone Soup in the Crockpot Put broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, red beans, zucchini, carrots, green beans, and diced cabbage in the slow cooker. Stir around until the … Low Sodium Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup. pack of Butternut Squash, next time I will put the Rosemary in Cheese cloth as it fell apart and had to pick it out, also left out the Pasta and it was delicious! We'll each be taking a serving to work for lunch tomorrow and we'll freeze the rest for later in the Fall. I served it with a crusty baguette. I am making this soup for the first time. Each time I make this wonderful soup, I use different beans and it never fails to be terrific. I doubled the recipe so I can freeze some. Prep Time 5 mins. Made this tonight and it was fabulous. Reheats great! This recipe is wonderful and perfect!! Super excited to see how it turns out. Yum!!!! Is there a typo regarding the Basil / Bay leaf?? Will it really alter the recipe? This recipe doesn’t  call for salt which is good and most every recipe is S&P to taste anyway.  When you buy real parmesan, that is cut from a wheel, there is a rind on it. ^^^to leave the beans out in their entirety? Even as an adult, I hate saying goodbye to summer – I always set aside your soup recipes to make the arrival of fall easier! I had this tonight. I like to put the parmesan rind in soups and even meat sauce! I am not a huge fan of big chunks of tomato in my soup, so I pureed some of the soup before adding the spinach and zucchini. Thanks. This soup is delicious. And the pureed beans added thickness to the soup. Thanks for sharing!! This soup is sooooo good! What is detoxification? Can I make this recipe on high so it doesn't take as long? This is a really good soup. I’m thinking maybe I have too much pasta soaking it up? Well, hopefully they still cook down with over six hours of cooking. I just made this recipe – it's fantastic. This is so delicious and so satisfying! Also if doing the meatballs would u cook them seperate? Also, I cooked it on the stove top and I added a lot of extra liquid – a combo of vegetable broth and chicken broth. I made this on the stove top. i made the stove top version of this recipe last night, almost exactly as written, and it was great.  There’s a trick to the timing of adding certain ingredients, but it’s all detailed in the recipe at the end of the post 😉. Trying to figure out how to serve it quickly once we’re home. I really enjoyed this and the leftover are even better. Made this last night and it was AMAZING!! Ingredients: 4 cups chicken broth; 2 cups of water; 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes; ½ can tomato paste; 1 cup sliced celery; 1 medium carrot, sliced thin or diced I’ve got that borderline diabetic thing going on. Wow. My husband was not excited about eating soup for dinner but after his third bowl and telling me numerous times how much he loved it, I think he is a believer. So amazing! It always worked for me! He did not puree the beans, added some mushrooms, and made some other adjustments that I don't even know about. That's great! Great, simple recipe! . I love the idea of pureeing the beans! I also didn’t have fresh basil or parsley so used dried spices and it was still delicious! My carniverous friend loves it. I think next time I would only purée half of the beans, or include another can and leave whole. This soup is amazing!!!! Update: I re-made the soup, I added the parmesan rind. Also are u adding the pasta in raw or cooked?Â. How many calories would this be without the cheese rind? Thank you for the leftovers!!! Thanksgiving was a few days ago, and with Covid-19 still surging, it looked a little different for us this year. I have never found a recipe of yours that did not turn out wonderful! I wish recipes would give me at least a hint. The soup is my go to on a cold day! I love this! Anything I can use as a substitute? Made it last week and am already making another batch. Took me so long. Just want to make sure, I am making this tomorrow. This week I have had the Swedish Meatballs, Broccoli & Pasta, now the Minestrone, and the Porkchops in Mushroom sauce….alll fantastic. took it to a ladies brunch. Have a hand full of leftover green beans? In many ways yes! We can’t do dairy… any ideas to replace the cheese rind to make this vegan? Add pasta and squash to cooker (if using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting). Thanks – my daughter is going to LOVE this! I am freezing the leftovers and I can't wait to have it again. Thanks for all the great recipes! Definitely doing this again x. I think it’s the basil, yummy yummy, yummy!! Made this tonight and it was excellent. Wondering if I would need to add additional liquid? We did not have a Parmesan rind to put in, and I substituted dried herbs for fresh (1 Tbsp + 1 tsp basil, 1/3 tsp rosemary … just now realized I forgot to put in the Italian parsley. Thank you Gina for ALL your wonderful recipes with photos. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why. My son always avoids those like the plague. I am so upset, I forgot to grab it and my mouth is watering just reading what everyone has posted about the rind and the soup. Remove the bay leaves, rosemary sprig, parmesan rind and season to taste with salt and black pepper. I used my IP. Even though we may be heading into warmer weather, I hope you give this hearty and comforting minestrone soup recipe a try… I know you’ll love it!! Minestrone is typically a vegetable soup, usually with beans, and pasta. . Is it okay to use pureed tomatoes? Can put delicious and quick in the instant pot. Loving the colour and what you said about whizzing the beans smooth. Add red wine if using. I have an instant pot but opted for the stovetop. Also, my daughter doesn't like beans. My family and I have been living off your recipes for the past few weeks (when I came upon your site). It's been chilly here these past couple days. Baked in oven tonight. I hate second guessing you, though I did have a question on the SmartPoints. I needed some crockpot recipes for this week because of evening time crunches, and this was a great addition. I made the stove top version a few weeks ago when I was feeling under the weather and absolutely loved it. I would like to add some ground hot italian turkey sausage, do I need to cook it before adding to the crock pot? I don't have canned beans, and I want to use what I have. Remove bay leaves, rosemary sprig, parmesan rind and season to taste with salt and black pepper. How’s your Spring going so far? Can you add the dry pasta to the soup in the stovetop version? Rather than serving the pasta individually? Can't wait to try, everything so far has been amazing! This soup is wonderful! Not really fair to the rest of us. I forgot celery but added green beans. If i’m correct 1 1/2 cup for 8 servings, does that means it makes 12 cups in total? Thanks again for all the time you put into this great site! This is the best soup! I serve this super easy Crock Pot Minestrone soup with a side salad or a few pieces of toasted garlic bread. This is my third time making it within six weeks because my husband likes it so much. !Amanda Lee-This is one of my favorite freezer meals. Required fields are marked *. I made this for family last night-first time- and omg was it GOOD! This is by far the BEST Minestrone soup – a classic, hearty Italian soup with tomatoes, white beans, vegetables and pasta. I'm not a big fan of the texture of beans. It shows nothing. We had it for dinner tonight and the only change I made was to add fresh green beans (I had them so why not). My favorite pasta in this is cheese tortellini, also from Costco. Instructions In a crock pot, combine broth, tomatoes, beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, herbs, parmesan cheese rind, salt and pepper. I use your recipe as a guide and then add as many veggies as I am in the mood for. Remove the bay leaves, rosemary sprig, parmesan rind and season to taste with salt and black pepper. I am eating the leftovers at work as I speak this. The cheese for topping was not included. How to make minestrone soup in crockpot (slow cooker)? LOVED this!! I also sauteed the sausage with a little merlot wine. Do you know what it would be without? I have a summer cold right now and will be making again today. We just finished eating and I must say that it turned out wonderfully! I like the ground turkey the best cause it is healthier, but I like to add the meat cause my husband will eat it that way without complaining that it isn't hearty enough! It definitely soaks up some of the liquid that way so next time we may only use a cup of pasta (we used ditallini). Thanks Gina!  Â. It's listed in the nutritional information with the recipe. I can't wait to try more recipes from this site. The cheese rind worked amazing. Oh & i used whole wheat pasta & came up with 3 points per serving (allowed me to have a BISCUIT with dinner!). When you calculated them, did you add in the parmesan cheese? That said, this just be the best minestrone recipe out there. Thank you for sharing, it must taste great. I crave this in winter. I used the stovetop method and didn't puree the beans and I loved the consistency of the soup this way. The green beans definitely need more than just 5 minutes to cook, they were still crunchy when I served it. It is my favourite soup recipe. Add all the ingredients, except for the spinach and pasta, to the bowl of your slow cooker, ending with the broth and water. My whole family loved it. So easy. I added extra water and cooked the pasta in the same pot (used acini di pepe). Great easy and delicious. Remove the lid and stir in the … I would add the pasta and zucchini the next day, great idea. The flavors work perfectly together and it was perfect for our first chilling day of 2012 in Atlanta. Sooooo soo good. I didn’t have the Parmesan rind, so just added the cheese when I served it. Very filling too. Better than any restaurant. Never add raw ground meat of any kind to crock pot. Can this be cooked on the stove instead of a slow cooker? Would a pound be too much? I loved the flavor and the face that you don't have to sauté anything – just let it simmer and you're good! As Rachel Ray would say, this is a stoup! This is so good, even my picky kids like it! How much sausage? Looking forward to having the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. The soup looks really delicious, and I make soup year round. Thanks! Thank you for the simple but delicious recipe!! I’m curious about this as well! Thank you. I have made this a couple of times. Add the rosemary, bay leaves, basil and parsley, cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. It was perfect. I believe that gourmet meals should be something we can ALL enjoy. My picky 8 year old got the nerve to try it because “it just smells amazing.”   He then consumed a huge bowl of vegetable goodness. Crock Pot Minestrone Soup from Mama Loves Food Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup with Quinoa from Rachel Cooks We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Thank you Amanda,  got several of your recipes in my books, all yumm yummy! Sure, soup is always great to make ahead of time! What a GORGEOUS pot of soup! I added a few more garbanzo and kidney beans for added texture, and a few teaspoons of sage deepened the flavor considerably. The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points. It was still delicious, but the pasta got very mushy and there was almost no broth left. You nailed it! I modified and put in the instantpot and it turned out delicious! Me too! Omitted the pasta but added a sweet potato. They will keep a long, long time don't forget they are frozen and aged!! I love blending the beans with the stock. Thanks! Hi Dorothy, yes that should work just fine 🙂, I haven’t tried it personally, but a few other readers have successfully frozen it 🙂, Can this be made with dry beans? I love this recipe! Add in garlic and sauté for 5 minutes more. Try this soup with my no-knead artisan bread or semi-homemade garlic bread for a great treat! Let me know what you think! In answer to "Tara", possibly she did the same as me and misread the recipe and added 2 cups of pasta (raw). I almost doubled the recipe and needed to add more broth when I added kale and zucchini to it. it really does add a lot of flavor to the soup. Gina, I know this is an older recipe but I hope you see this comment… If I wanted to make this with UN-cooked pasta, could you recommend which adjustments to make (adding more broth, cooking longer, etc)? I need to make at least 15 portions.  The good news is, it’s still soup weather! Thanks!  Full of protein and fiber rich beans, nutritious vegetables and filling pasta, it’s a complete meal in a bowl! I doubled it because I had family coming for dinner.  Try it and let me know! If using the instant pot version – do you cook the pasta first? I will make it again! This soup was amazing! It’s all cooking away in the crockpot for dinner tonight and already smells great. Very good! Absolutely delicious and as always the recipe was easy to follow! Too much pasta. If your soup becomes too much like stew, just add some water or additional broth. I also browned some sweet Italian sausage on a skillet and added it when I added the pasta. Add some mini turkey meatballs, or even some sauteed crumbled turkey sausage. Have something that needs to be used up? And, will it be mush if I cook on low and then it sits for a while longer on the warm setting?Â, I add the pasta for convenience, but it doesn’t effect the soup in terms of thickening or anything. I love your site , this came out good BUT there was almost no broth!! Can’t wait….hopefully I can add the fresh green beans with the diced zucchini? I made this in the crockpot and it came out amazing! Not technically, but from looking at other copycat recipes, it has extremely similar ingredients, so it will probably taste pretty close. Another winner! Other than that, made as directed, and boy, is this a keeper! If so how long in the crock pot should i let it cook for? I added about two cups of cooked ground turkey. Pureeing the beans definitely adds depth. This recipe looks so good that I wanted to make it for a family get-together this weekend. I made a few changes based on what I had on hand for herbs. Tip the carrots, celery … Low-cal, low-sodium, thick and delcious –  and the constency is even better when left overnight. I'm thinking either Hummus or Fat Free Refried beans may work. Also, I make the pasta on the side, put it into bowls and spoon soup over it. I was not faster than the stovetop version in the end, because I had to add the zucchini (also used green beans) and wait for the steam to quick-release and then let it build up pressure again. Top notch soup.. made it tonight and the husband loved it! Can't wait to try the leftovers. 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker. So yummy and comforting on this stormy day!!! Please don't tell Jesus I used chicken stock!!!! This eas minestrone soup recipe is packed full of fresh vegetables, pasta, and beans and made in the crock-pot so you can have a delicious soup with little effort! I’d love to make this soup ahead. Made it this afternoon, and already had 2 bowls!! The only change I would make is to keep the beans whole instead of pureeing them. Delish! Love your website. UNITS: US. As for pasta, I make a bunch but keep it separate totally from the soup until I’m ready to eat it! One problem I had the next day though is all the juices were gone almost like the vegetables absorbed them. It tastes good — especially if one likes spinach!!! but NO WAY will I do that!! I love to have everything prepped ahead of time so I can just serve at dinner. This is amazing. I never could find in the directions when you're supposed to add it. I think they meant that it tastes so good how COULD it truly be so low in cals? My WW calculator came out to 5 points.’ Thanks for your help with this. Thanks!! 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