Total Time
2hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I really like Olive Garden's minestrone so I searched for their recipe online. I didn't have many of the ingredients in my pantry and I didn't feel like going shopping so I just used what I had on hand. It's not really like their soup at all, but I still think it's one of the best I've made. (10 servings is a guess; I froze half and didn't pay attention to how much I ate.)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except last four to crockpot; cover.
  2. Cook on high for about an hour (or more if necessary; I cooked mine for almost 3 hours just to make sure the dried herbs softened up enough).
  3. Add beans, noodles and potatoes and cook for 15-30 minutes (just enough to heat through).
  4. Serve with Parmesan sprinkled on top.

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