My Easy Crock Pot Minestrone Soup recipe is simple and delicious. The vegetarian/ vegan base is packed with flavor and the soup is hearty enough for a full meal!
Happy Tuesday everyone!
Yesterday was busy but productive for me. It was so pretty here that I went to the park and ran outside for a long time. It felt so good after doing so many treadmill runs lately. Later today I'm going to try a new yoga class! I've never gone to a studio consistently to practice (I use DVDs,) so I am looking forward to giving it a shot. It feels good to be getting back into workout routine and cooking at home. As much as I love to eat out I know I am eating better food when I prepare it myself.
This easy Crock Pot Minestrone Soup is one of the first dishes I made after we got back from Antigua and I’ve been thinking about it ever sense.
The soup is so flavorful and hearty. It is really the perfect meal year-round, but especially when the weather is so cold. I even made mine with organic whole wheat pasta so I could eat the healthiest kind of carbs.
I start the soup with some simple chopped vegetables.
Then I add rich high quality vegetable broth, canned tomatoes and hearty beans to the mix.
I let the Crock Pot Minestrone soup simmer all day. When I come home add the pasta for the last few minutes of cooking. It keeps the pasta from getting too soft.
I serve this super easy Crock Pot Minestrone soup with a side salad or a few pieces of toasted garlic bread.
It is a winner every time!
Crock Pot Minestrone Soup
- 1 cup diced celery, 2 small stalks
- 1 cup diced carrots, 2 medium carrots
- 1 ½ cups diced onion, 1 small onion
- 1 cup fresh green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces
- 64 oz low sodium vegetable broth
- 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 1 16 oz can dark kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15.8 oz can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 4 cloves
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 ½ cups dried whole wheat elbow pasta
- Put all ingredients except for the pasta in a large crock pot. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
- Just before serving, turn Crock Pot to high. If you had been cooking on low allow the crock pot to warm up for about 10 minutes. Add the pasta and cook 10-20 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
If you are not eating it all right away, you can cook and store the pasta separate. It will stay more al dente that way. Although, it still can be stored the way it is written the pasta will just continue to absorb liquid.
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Thanks for the recipe…I can’t wait to try this recipe! I think it might be a winner for both my husband and the kids! Yum! Pinned and sharing.
Looks tasty! Instead of whole wheat pasta I might try hominy or even quinoa. Thanks for sharing.
Tracie Bodford says
Hi Julie! I made this delicious soup tonight. Wow! It's the best minestrone I've ever made. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us. Yum!!
Kyra @ Vie De La Vegan says
Your minestrone looks delicious, Julie! I love making french onion soup in my crockpot, I caramelize the onions first throughout the afternoon, the smell is just amazing 🙂
Tracie Bodford says
I can't wait to try this soup over the weekend. Thanks Julie!
Thanks Tracie! It is really yummy
Tina Muir says
I am loving crock pot meals right now, so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for joining us! Hope you have a wonderful day, aren't productive days so satisfying!!
I totally agree!
Cassandra @PoweredByBling says
I love my crockpot and make soups and chilis in it all the time at this time of year. This Minestrone is so vibrant...I'm ready for lunch!
Amy Bazley says
This soup looks awesome! I have been making alot of soup this winter. Definitely ready for a new recipe....can't wait to try it
I adore crockpot recipes, and this looks so delicious and flavorful! <3! Thanks for linking up with us! :]
Thanks Farrah! Have a great weekend and thanks for coming by today.
Yum! I love minestrone but I never thought to do it in the crockpot.
This looks delicious! The colors are so warming. Bookmarking to make next week.
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
Yum! This looks so delicious. I just printed it off and plan to make very soon.
Lean Lena says
That soup looks amazing, Julie! Pinning 🙂
Thanks so much for linking up with Tasty Tuesday this week 🙂
Thanks so much Lena!
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
Going to make this next week! Just looks too good!
It is! I should have written in the post that we ate it three times in a week. Normally the hubs protests leftovers more than once. But I asked him whether he wanted me to freeze the last bunch or eat it and he wanted to eat it. Never happens! 🙂
Joanna @Makingmine says
Oh yum! Minestrone is a FAVORITE around here! This looks SO good!
Thanks so much! It turned out really good! Hearty meal!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
I am all over soup lately! Love Minestrone thanks for sharing!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I like that this looks like a thicker minestrone compared to most. I hate nothing more than seeing a minestrone that is watery! There's always room for more pasta and veggies.
Me too! Soup has to be hearty to be a meal in my book.
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
I love love love minestrone. There is an incredible Italian restaurant near my apartment that does a fab made from scratch minestrone and I don't get it all the time, but I love the comfort of it when I do!
That sounds fabulous. I'm dreaming of super Italian restaurants in Chicago now.
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking says
Looks delish Julie and just right for those cool nights.
Blane Sherer says
Now that looks like an awesome bowl of soup : healthy and tasty !
Thanks so much!