Making soup has by no means been less difficult than in a sluggish cooker. This Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup is stuffed with a prosperous tomato flavour and studded with hundreds of vegetables. Serve topped with sparkling parmesan and some crusty bread on the side. A top notch iciness meal!

Ingredients:

14 oz can tomatoes

6 Cups vegetable stock

3 carrots peeled and cut length ways and cut into small pieces

2 Celery ribs cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 Zucchini cut half length ways and then cut into 1/4 inch pieces

6 OZ green beans ends trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces

1 small onion finely diced

3 cloves Garlic crushed

1 Teaspoon dried oregano

1 Teaspoon dried basil

2 bay leaves

1 parmesan rind

Small bunch of fresh chopped basil

3/4 Cup pasta i used small pasta shells

2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 Teaspoon sea salt

Fresh ground black pepper

1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese grated for serving

Instructions

  1. Add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, parmesan rind, bay leaves, can tomatoes and vegetable stock to the slow cooker. Give a good stir, cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours (time varies depending on your slow cooker). Mine cooked in 8 hours.
  2. At the 6 hour mark, add the zucchini and green beans. Give a good stir, cover and leave to cook for a further 2 hours.
  3. At the 7 1/2 hour mark, add the pasta and the fresh basil. Stir, cover and leave for the next 30 minutes.
  4. At the 8 hour mark the soup will be ready to serve. Serve topped with fresh grated parmesan.

Notes:

If the use of frozen inexperienced beans, add half of hour earlier than the soup finishes.
You can cook dinner the pasta one by one and and add it about 10 minutes earlier than the soup is finished. OR, you can add it half of hour earlier than the soup is finished.
If you don’t have a parmesan rind, don’t worry. It provides more flavour however is nevertheless scrumptious besides it. You can pick to add about 1/4 cup/60 grams of clean parmesan to the soup at the cease if you are now not the use of a parmesan rind.
You can use both entire can tomatoes or chopped can tomatoes. If the usage of entire tomatoes, ruin them up with a timber spoon.

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