Minestrone Soup Recipe Crock Pot Edition
Dinner doesn’t have to be complex to be delicious and warm. I like to keep things simple with an easy one-bowl dinner idea. This Minestrone Soup Recipe Crock Pot style is the answer to what you’re looking for. It’s warm, hearty, full of flavor and perfect with just a loaf of crusty Italian bread. Just throw it together and go.
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How To Make This Minestrone Soup: Crock Pot Edition
- 2- 1Tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef (lean)
- 1 1/2 C yellow onion (chopped)
- 2 medium carrots, diced (1 cup)
- 3 stalks celery, diced (1 cup)
- 3 TBSP garlic (minced)
- 3 cans tomato sauce (8 oz)
- 2 cans chicken broth (14.5 oz)
- 1/2 C water (more as desired)
- 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes (15 oz)
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 3/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 1/2 C dry ditalini pasta
- 2 cans dark red kidney beans(15 oz) (drained and rinsed)
- 2 cans great northern beans (15 oz) (drained and rinsed)
- Shredded Parmesan cheese (enough per serving)
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot cooking on medium- high heat.
Crumble the ground beef into the pot and cook it.
Stir the pot occasionally until the beef is cooked through.
Drain fat from beef.
Transfer the cooked beef to a plate.
Set the plate aside.
Heat remaining tablespoon (1) of olive oil in same pot.
Add onions, carrots, and celery into the pot.
Saute the contents of the pot over medium-high heat until tender. ( about 6 minutes)
Add in the garlic.
Saute for 1 minute longer.
Add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, water, canned tomatoes
to the pot.
Next add the sugar, basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram to the same pot. Stir to mix.
Add the cooked beef, seasoning with salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low.
Cover with a lid.
Allow the pot to simmer, stirring occasionally.
Continue to simmer until the veggies are soft. (about 15 - 20 minutes.)
While the veggie are simmering, prepare the pasta according to directions on package. (cooking to al dente.)
Add both types of beans to the soup.
Next add in the pasta to the soup.
(Thin with a little more broth or water if desired.)
Allow to cook 1 minute longer.
Stir in parsley.
Serve the soup into individual bowls.
Top each bowl with Parmesan cheese. Serve warm with grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 62mg Sodium: 1054mg Carbohydrates: 42g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 10g Protein: 28g
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