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Slow-cooker Minestrone Soup

This Minstrone can easily be made with ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry. Minimal effort and maximum flavour.

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword meal prep, minestrone, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 8


  • 1 1/2 cups celery, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, diced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14 oz. can chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 oz. can canellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3-6 cups vegetable broth
  • pesto 1 Tbsp per bowl
  • cooked short pasta (ditali, shells) 1/2 cup per bowl
  • parmesan cheese to taste


  1. Chop celery, carrots, zucchini, onion and garlic and add to slow-cooker.

  2. Rinse and drain chick beans and beans and add to slow-cooker.

  3. Add diced tomatoes with juice to slow-cooker.

  4. Top with broth and add enough to fill slow-cooker.

  5. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.

  6. Before serving, place 1/2 cup cooked pasta in a bowl, top with 1 Tbsp pesto and add soup.

  7. Top with parmesan cheese and serve with crusty French bread.