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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.

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Slow Cooker Minestrone Copycat Nutrition * *


Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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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.


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

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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