Bush's Red, White and Bean Minestrone

"By Bush's beans. Yum yum! Definite comfort food for the winter months!"
 
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Ready In:
6hrs 20mins
Ingredients:
17
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat oil over medium heat in a medium saute pan. Add sauage, brown well.
  • Add tomato paste, cook 5 minutes till brown.
  • Add onions thru oregano. Cook till garlic is aromatic, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour into a 4 quart slow cooker. Add tomatoes and chicken stock.
  • Cook on low setting for 6-7 hours or till vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in beans, zucchini, spinach, and pasta. Cook on high setting for 8 minutes or until beans and pasta are warmed thru and spinach has wilted.
  • Pour the soup into bowls. Top with pesto and parmesan cheese.

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Reviews

  1. jdanger
    This is amazing. I never have cannelloni beans at home, so I usually just double the kidney beans. I have four people in my family, and even though I always make a huge pot, thinking that I'll be able to have it for leftovers for days it is ALWAYS gone by lunchtime on the next day. My stepfather, who is notoriously meat-and-potatoes, said that this soup is the best thing he's ever eaten (when he didn't think I could hear him). It is pretty bland if you don't use pesto in it, so I wouldn't advise leaving that ingredient out. Oh, and I also use all beef hot italian sausage to give it some extra zing. Mmmmmm....
     
  2. Iowahorse
    I'm not a zucchini fan by any means. But it works in this (Or goes un-noticed by me) Very good recipe, Thank you.
     
  3. nanhancan
    This is so good. It makes a ton. I used thawed frozen spinach.
     
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