Slow Cooker Creamy Minestrone Recipe

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Carla Duncan Modified: March 25, 2022
Slow Cooker Creamy Minestrone Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Creamy Minestrone

This deliciously creamy minestrone soup is loaded with various veggies, and made filling with savory pancetta and radiatore pasta for a hearty meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours 5 minutes
Total: 5 hours 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1tspolive oil
  • 5pancetta slices,chopped
  • 1leek,sliced
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 16ozchicken broth,(1 can)
  • 16ozkidney beans,(1 can), with liquid
  • 2potatoes,cubed
  • 16ozbeef broth,(1 can)
  • 14.5oztomatoes,(1 can), with liquid, diced
  • ½cupcarrots,chopped
  • ½cupgreen beans,chopped
  • ½cupcorn
  • ½cupcelery,sliced
  • 2tspdried parsley
  • 1tspground black pepper
  • 1tspdried basil
  • ½tspsalt
  • 15ozgarbanzo beans,(1 can), drained
  • 1cupheavy whipping cream
  • 1cupradiatore pasta
  • 1cupparmesan cheese,grated, divided

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the pancetta, leek, and garlic. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes until browned.

  2. Transfer the pancetta and leek to a slow cooker. Add the chicken broth, kidney beans, potatoes, beef broth, tomatoes, carrots, green beans, corn, celery, parsley, black pepper, basil, and salt.

  3. Cook on Low for about 4 hours until the vegetables are tender.

  4. Transfer about ½ of the vegetables from the slow cooker to a blender using a slotted spoon.

  5. Cover the blender and hold the lid down with a potholder. Pulse for a few times before leaving on to blend.

  6. Pour the vegetable puree back into the slow cooker. Stir in the garbanzo beans, cream, pasta, and ½ cup of the parmesan cheese.

  7. Cook the soup on High for about 1 hour until the flavors have blended, and the pasta is cooked.

  8. Serve with the remaining parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Instead of using fresh chopped vegetables, frozen or canned mixed vegetables can be substituted.
  • Use any small pasta of choice.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 796.05kcal
  • Fat: 28.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 98.19g
  • Fiber: 23.84g
  • Sugar: 13.11g
  • Protein: 40.42g
  • Cholesterol: 67.06mg
  • Sodium: 773.82mg
  • Calcium: 393.00mg
  • Potassium: 1906.07mg
  • Iron: 8.71mg
  • Vitamin A: 264.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.35mg
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