Bush's Red, White and Bean Minestrone

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

By Bush's beans. Yum yum! Definite comfort food for the winter months!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a medium saute pan. Add sauage, brown well.
  2. Add tomato paste, cook 5 minutes till brown.
  3. Add onions thru oregano. Cook till garlic is aromatic, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour into a 4 quart slow cooker. Add tomatoes and chicken stock.
  5. Cook on low setting for 6-7 hours or till vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir in beans, zucchini, spinach, and pasta. Cook on high setting for 8 minutes or until beans and pasta are warmed thru and spinach has wilted.
  7. Pour the soup into bowls. Top with pesto and parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

This is amazing. I never have cannelloni beans at home, so I usually just double the kidney beans. I have four people in my family, and even though I always make a huge pot, thinking that I'll be able to have it for leftovers for days it is ALWAYS gone by lunchtime on the next day. My stepfather, who is notoriously meat-and-potatoes, said that this soup is the best thing he's ever eaten (when he didn't think I could hear him). It is pretty bland if you don't use pesto in it, so I wouldn't advise leaving that ingredient out. Oh, and I also use all beef hot italian sausage to give it some extra zing. Mmmmmm....

jdanger November 25, 2010

I'm not a zucchini fan by any means. But it works in this (Or goes un-noticed by me) Very good recipe, Thank you.

Iowahorse December 08, 2010

This is so good. It makes a ton. I used thawed frozen spinach.

nanhancan December 16, 2008