Soups

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone

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This is a great recipe for vegetarian minestrone that you can make in the crock pot, set it on low all day and forget it! You will come home to a delicious and hearty meal with minimal work on your part! Feel free to add cooked sausage or bacon if you can't stand to go without meat but I promise, I didn't miss it!

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1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 c. diced carrots
1 celery stalk, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz.) can fire roasted tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans (use any bean you like!), rinsed and drained
3 c. vegetable broth
1 Parmesan cheese rind (left whole - feel free to leave this out if you don't have it)
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 bay leaves
1 T. dried basil
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1 medium zucchini, diced
2 c. chopped fresh or frozen kale (can use any leafy green you like!)
4 oz. small pasta (I used small shells), cooked according to package directions
Shredded Parmesan cheese for serving, if desired
In a 6 qt. slow cooker that has been sprayed with cooking spray combine the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, beans, broth, Parmesan cheese rind, rosemary, bay leaves, basil, parsley, salt and...
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Nutritions

Calories
594

Sodium
2460mg
102% DV

Fat
28g
43% DV

Protein
26g
52% DV

Carbs
75g
25% DV

Fiber
17g
71% DV