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Slow Cooker Minestrone (Copycat) * *

Slow Cooker Minestrone (Copycat)

  • Cooking Time:

    4-6 hours on Low or 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours on High
  • Servings:



3 T. olive oil
1 c. minced white onion (about 1 small onion)
1/2 c. zucchini, chopped
1/2 c. frozen cut Italian cut green beans
1/4 c. minced celery (about 1/2 stalk)
4 tsp. minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
4 c. vegetable broth (Swanson is good *note ( Do not use chicken broth!*)
30 oz. kidney beans, drained, canned
30 oz. white beans, canned, or great northern beans, drained
14 oz. diced tomatoes, canned
1/2 c. carrot, shredded or julienned
2 T. minced fresh parsley
1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
3 c. hot water
4 c. fresh baby spinach
1/2 c. pasta, small shell

Slow Cooker Minestrone is a delicious Olive Garden Copycat recipe that will have your family and friends raving! Enjoy!

  1. Heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
  3. Transfer to slow cooker, adding vegetable broth, drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water, and spices.
  4. Cover. Crock for 4 – 6 hours on Low or 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours on High.
  5. During the last hour of crocking add pasta. Cover and cook.
  6. Add spinach leaves 30 minutes before done or until it reaches desired consistency.

Happy Crocking!

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Slow Cooker Minestrone Copycat Nutrition * *


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9 years ago

I’m confused at the calories reported per serving of this soup: 853 calories per serving? The picture also doesn’t seem to match the recipe. sorry to be a bit critical. I’m new to your site and very interested, but I want to make sure what I read and what I make are the same things. Thanks.

9 years ago

Is the calorie count for the crock pot? How many servings does this make?

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