Easy Minestrone

READY IN: 6hrs 20mins
Recipe by FoodieFinn

The easiest and most delicious minestrone you can have! I saw it on a cooking show and it is one of Sandi Richards best recipes. Its awesome done in a crock pot..and I recommend some garlic bread to go with.

Top Review by MacyLee36

Overall decent. I think the amounts for the ingredients were way off. There was no way I was going to fit 4 liters of water PLUS everything else into my 5 qt crock-pot. They don't get too much bigger than that. So I adjusted several of the amounts. The taste was a little bland and I felt there was too much onion even though I used a medium instead of a large.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Take out equipment and ingredients.
  2. In the morning:.
  3. Heat oil in a large stove-top pot at med-high. You can also omit the oil and prepare this soup in a slow cooker on low 6-8 hours.
  4. Finely chop onion adding to pot as you cut.
  5. Slice celery and carrots thinly and add to pot as you cut.
  6. Add garlic.
  7. Gradually add vegetable stock, tomatoes, mixed beans, tomato paste, spices, Parmesan cheese and pesto.
  8. Cover with lid and simmer on low heat until dinner.
  9. When you get home for dinner:.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill a large stove-top pot with water and bring to a boil for macaroni.
  11. Add macaroni to boiling water. Cook according to directions on box. Drain.
  12. Serve macaroni in the bottom of each bowl and pour hot soup on top.
  13. Serve with crostini rubbed with a garlic clove, and how about a nice glass of Cape Jaffa Siberian shiraz to go with that? Enjoy!

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