Minestrone Soup (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 7hrs 45mins
Recipe by ErikaNY

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!

Top Review by Maryland Jim

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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