Cozy Crockpot Minestrone-RECIPE

There’s nothing like eating a warm bowl of soup for dinner along with some good crusty bread.  Yup, nothin’ like it.  Especially when you are sick, like I was last week.  Being pregnant and sneezing every other minute of the day is not fun, not fun at all.  I somehow felt like I was about to sneeze this little baby right out of me, ouch.  Good thing that is medically impossible 😉
This soup, Cozy Crockpot Minestrone, is nothing but pure awe-some-ness.  It’s loaded with lots of fresh veggies (even a whole bunch of fresh spinach!), some cannellini beans and even a wee bit of pasta.  It’s impossible to not feel better after eating a bowl of it.  And because you make it right in your trusty crockpot it’s also the perfect weeknight meal for those crazy busy days we all have sometimes…all the time?…yeah, pretty much all the time.  I got your back.
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Cozy Crockpot Minestrone
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1½ cups vegetable juice (like V8)
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained or 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1½ cups chopped potatoes
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1 tsp dry parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • ⅓ cup dry ditalini pasta or other small pasta noodle
  1. Place everything in a crockpot minus the ditalini pasta and stir well to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6.
  3. Add ditalini and stir well.
  4. Cover and cook for an additional 20 minutes before serving.
Are you ready to make some warm and cozy minestrone?  Then grab these lovely ingredients to get started!
Chop up 1 cup each of carrots, celery, and green onions.  Then chop 1 1/2 cups of potatoes and add it all into your crockpot along with 4 cups of chicken broth, a can of diced tomatoes, and 1 1/2 cups of veggie juice.
Drop in two GIANT handfuls of fresh spinach…
And add in 1/2 tsp of dried parsley as well as a few pinches of salt and pepper.
Stir everything together and cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.  Now go about your day as you normally would, go on.  The magic happens when you leave your kitchen  :-)
20 minutes before you plan to serve the soup, add in 1/3 cup of dry ditalini pasta and stir well to combine. Cover your crockpot and cook for about 20 minutes.
And now you can dish up a huge bowlful and enjoy it with some of your favorite crusty bread!
Happy weekend-ing to you!
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    1. says

      So excited to try this! My hubby loves minestrone(minus the spinach), but I think it will be awesome(w/said spinach). Learning to love my crock pot. Thanks!

    2. says

      Thanks for this recipe! As soon as I got your email (I subscribe!) I got out the crock pot. The soup was delicious and we’ve enjoyed it twice this weekend.

    3. Kate Horrell says

      OMG that soup was AMAZING. Minestrone soup is one of my all time favorites. I’ve emailed the recipe to all my friends. I just love anything that is quick and easy. I used canned potatoes instead just because I had them on hand and will probably use again just because it eliminates all the cutting of the potatoes, and the small shells pasta instead of ditalini. This is now going to be a regular dish in my house.

    4. NAomi says

      I’m going to try this tonight.
      I was wondering if this is suitable for freezing? There is just me and my little one in the home so this would be far too much. Of course I could halve the ingredients but thought I’d ask incase anyone could advise me :) thanks!

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