Slow Cooker Minestrone


Recipe: Slow Cooker Minestrone


  • 1 medium onion, halved crosswise, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans ready-to-serve chicken broth
  • 1 (19-oz.) can white kidney or cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15 1/2- or 15-oz.) can kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can Italian-seasoned stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
  • 3 oz. uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds (3/4 cup)


  1. In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients except spinach and spaghetti; mix well.
  2. Cover; cook on low setting for 7 to 10 hours or until vegetables are tender. (You can cook this on high, and reduce cooking time by half)
  3. Stir in thawed spinach and spaghetti. Increase heat to high setting; cover and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until spaghetti is tender.



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