Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is a classic Italian vegetable soup. The zucchini and cabbage are added at the end for a burst of fresh flavor.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 9 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cans (16 oz.) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. minced basil
  • 2 Tbsp. minced oregano
  • 3 Tbsp. minced Italian parsley, divided
  • 1½ cups shredded cabbage
  • ¾ cup diced zucchini
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. small cooked pasta

Directions

  • Add the garlic, diced and crushed tomatoes, celery, onions, carrots, stock, beans, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and 2 tablespoons parsley to a 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
  • Add cabbage and zucchini and increase heat to high. Cook for 1 hour. Stir in salt, pepper, and pasta and sprinkle with remaining parsley before serving.