Crock Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

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

This is a great recipe based on one from the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese in slow cooker.
  2. Cover.
  3. Cook on Low 6-8 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve topped with grated cheese.


Most Helpful

This makes a massive crock pot full of soup! Very rich with a sort of thick tomato broth, which seemed to please the children. Hearty, tasty and ridiculously easy. Very enjoyable and I look forward to the leftovers tomorrow. (At least enough for 2 meals for our family of 4). I added everything in the order listed, exactly as written (touch more garlic). I'd suggest doing the broth last because I'm not joking about it 'just' fitting my crock pot... :) Thanks Mersay, great recipe! (Veg Swap Jan10)

magpie diner January 04, 2010

Edited: It is now fall 2016, and I couldn't wait to break out the crockpot and make this minestrone! I'm going on three years and I'm still making this as soon as it gets cold - and every Sunday all season long. Such a great recipe! ______ I make this every other week, occasionally modifying it here and there. This week I added a summer squash, for example, and a whole bunch of extra kale. When I don't have barley, I've used farro, pearled couscous or whatever other grain-type I have in the cabinet. I also love spices, so I go super-heavy on the italian spices - basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, etc. I've been doing this for months and have yet to tire of it! It makes about 8 2 cup servings. I portion them and stick them in the freezer. It is healthy, hearty and perfect for lunches!

Erika L. September 25, 2016

Fantastic! My girlfriend hates tomatoes, so I needed to find a minestrone recipe without "chunks" - and this was perfect. I was surprised by how flavorful it was with so few spices added. I had it on low for 6 hours but the veggies weren't quite soft and the barley was still hard, so I put it on high for an extra hour or so and that helped.

EmilyStrikesAgain November 17, 2014

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