Slow Cooker Minestrone

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Slow Cooker Minestrone
Budget-friendly recipe
1822

Sure to warm you up on a cool evening, this minestrone soup is high in fiber, iron, magnesium and potassium.

Ingredients

½
2
pieces
1
tablespoon
½
tablespoon
tablespoon
1
cup
½
cup
soaked overnight
1
cut into ½-in pieces
1
quartered lengthwise and sliced ¼-in thick
3
½-in wide slices
(to taste)
(to taste)

What You'll Need

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Can opener (if using canned items)
  • Slow cooker
  • Microwave safe dish (if microwaving items first)
  • Large spoon

Directions

  1. If possible, microwave onion, garlic, oil, oregano and red pepper flakes until onion is softened, about 5 minutes
  2. Put into slow cooker and add the first 9 ingredients.
  3. Cook for 9-11 hours on LOW or 5-7 hours on HIGH.
  4. Add zucchini and chard and cook until vegetables are tender (about 20-30 minutes).
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with fresh basil or parmesan, if desired.

Chef Tips

  • Cut this recipe in half to save money.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
1
cup
Total calories:
103
Total fat:
2.7 g
Saturated fat:
0.5 g
Fiber:
5.2 g
Sodium:
268 mg
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