Healthy Slow Cooker Minestrone

slow cooker minestrone

This slow cooker minestrone is hands down one of the easiest soups I’ve made! Using the slow cooker is a huge time-saver plus you can pretty much add in any seasonal veggies you have on hand. The pasta makes this a hearty dish which is satisfying and perfect for pairing with a fresh salad!

Nutritional Information

Makes 6 serving

Nutritional value per serving: Calories 165, Fat 1g, Carbs 30g, Protein 9g

Ingredients

1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
3 diced celery stalks
3 diced carrots
1 (28oz) can diced tomatoes, with liquids
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 small zucchini, chopped
10 asparagus spears, chopped

2 cups small whole grain or brown rice pasta
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 bay leaves
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried oregano
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
sea salt & pepper, to taste

Directions

Combine the onion, celery, carrots, tomatoes and broth into your slow cooker. Season with garlic, bay leaves, basil and oregano. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. 15 minutes before it is done mix in the pasta, zucchini and asparagus and then replace the lid. Once the timer goes off stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper as desired. Remove the bay leaves and serve immediately or freeze leftovers! Enjoy 🙂

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