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Simple Slow Cooker Minestrone

Simple Slow Cooker Minestrone

Slow cooking this gem allows all flavors and spices to intensify to deliver a delicious, hearty meal you’re sure to enjoy.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Soups
Servings: 4
Calories: 339kcal
Author: ChangingLives2Pure


  • 4 cups vegetable broth reduced-sodium
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 28 oz.
  • 2 cans kidney beans 15 oz.
  • 2 medium carrots peeled + chopped
  • 2 medium celery stalks chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 small white or yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked pasta
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen spinach defrosted
  • Garnish Parmesan cheese + basil optional


  • Combine broth, tomatoes, beans, carrots, celery, onion, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, salt and pepper in a slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • One hour before soup is done cooking, add pasta, zucchini and spinach.  Cover and continue to cook for an additional hour.
  • Remove bay leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Pour into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Garnish with basil.

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