Slow-cooker Minestrone

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 181.6
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 547.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g

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High fiber, low cal, and low fat--this soup is super healthy and warm and filling High fiber, low cal, and low fat--this soup is super healthy and warm and filling
Number of Servings: 8


    1 T. olive oil
    3 leeks, white part only, cleaned and thinly sliced
    4 stalks celery, cut int 1/2 inch cubes
    4 med. carrots, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
    2 med. potatoes, peeled and shredded
    4 c. shredded cabbage
    2 spriggs fresh rosemary
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 t. black pepper
    1-28 oz can tomatoes
    6 c. chicken or veggie broth
    1 can white kidney beans
    1 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
    1/2 c. green beans, cut in 1 inch lengths


Makes 8 servings

1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add leeks, celery, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 10 minutes, or until veggies are softened.

2. Increase heat to medium. Add rosemary, garlic, and pepper adn cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and juice, breaking up with a spoon, and bring to a boil. Transfer to slow cooker stoneware. Add chicken (or veggie) stock and white kidney beans and stir well to combine.

3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

4. Add sweated zucchini and green beans (I don't always sweat the zucchini, so don't sweat it! :) ). Cover and cook on high for 20 minutes, or until veggies are tender.

5. (OPTIONAL--add calories if you do this). Make Crostini: Preheat broiler. Brush 8 baguette slices with garlic-infused olive oil mixture (I've used garlic powder mixed w/ olive oil and it tasted great). Toast under broiler until brown, turn and toast other side.

6. When ready to serve, place crostini in bottom of individual bowls, ladle soup over adn lace liberally with Parmesan cheese (or, just enjoy the soup on its own). (NOTE: add calories, etc. for crostini and/or parmesan).

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MPLSWOMAN.

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  • Really good, have made this using all or some of the veggies in the recipe, depending on what I have available. - 12/30/08

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