Minestrone Soup (Crock Pot)

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Total Time
7hrs 45mins
15 mins
7 hrs 30 mins

Both my husband and I LOVE this minestrone soup. It's the only one I'll make! It's a very healthy soup with a wonderful tasting broth. You can leave out the ham if you wish (to make it meatless). It freezes well! I love that I can start this early in the day and forget about it. It's perfect served with some nice crusty bread. Enjoy!

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  1. In a 5-quart slow cooker/crock pot, combine the first 9 ingredients; cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
  2. Reduce heat to low; cook for 6 hours or until vegetables are almost tender.
  3. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in the macaroni.
  4. Cover and cook until macaroni is tender.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes and spinach; heat through.
  6. Serve and enjoy! :).
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3 5

This is a nice soup but I'm not sure what happened. I followed the recipe except I used kidney beans instead of chickpeas. Followed directions exactly letting the soup cook almost seven hours. The potatoes and carrots weren't real tender. I may try this again, only next time I may saute the veggies before putting them in the crockpot. Might also try this with ground beef instead of ham. Thanks for a neat recipe.

4 5

This was good. I just added the spinach and tomatoes with everything else. I also cooked the pasta separately then added it 15 min before serving. Worked well. Thanks ErikaBeMe