An easy to make and hearty meatless soup with a melody of herbs and fresh produce that’s slow cooked in your crock pot. It freezes well, too!

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Crock Pot Minestrone Soup! An easy to make and hearty meatless soup with a melody of herbs and fresh produce that's slow cooked in your crock pot. It freezes well, too! | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Crock Pot Minestrone Soup

When I first sat down to write this post, I was totally going to fangirl about 1) this minestrone soup recipe and 2) fall. Because, honestly, I love fall – from the colors to the leaves to the flavors to the holidays, there’s just nothing I don’t love about this time of year.

…  It’s just that, here in Phoenix, we don’t really have a fall. The weather doesn’t start to change until late October. The few trees we have with actual leaves don’t start to turn until January, when the first frosts hit. And even then, the new leaves begin to grow back just a month or two later.

The picturesque fall I know and love are from my memories of living in Virginia.

So while I’m still going to totally fangirl to you about fall, please forgive me if I have a bit of weather bipolar disorder. One minute I’m going to be talking to you about the end of summer and clinging to the good weather while the next I’m going to be losing my cool over a slice of pumpkin cheesecake.

This is me trying to reconcile 100+ degree weather while all of my Facebook friends wear scarves and take strolls through leaf-covered streets.

I cope by making wholesome soups. This way I can at least let my tastebuds believe it’s fall.

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup! An easy to make and hearty meatless soup with a melody of herbs and fresh produce that's slow cooked in your crock pot. It freezes well, too! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Another great part about fall: crock pot cooking.

My crock pot doesn’t get near the action it should, but I always use it more during the cooler months.

I think this is because I associate the cooler months as being more fragrant. Because really, there’s no shortage of wonderful smells in our futures: pumpkin, cinnamon, turkey, ham. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to experiencing all of those in the coming months.

I guess that’s where the crock pot association comes in, because crock pots are notorious for making your whole house smell delicious.

And let me tell you, that was totally true for this soup.

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup! An easy to make and hearty meatless soup with a melody of herbs and fresh produce that's slow cooked in your crock pot. It freezes well, too! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Another thing I love about this soup?

There’s no meat in it.

I know, I must sound crazy, but between you and me? In most cases, I prefer meat to be its own stand-alone event. If I’m going to have meat then I’m going to have meat and nothing else is going to get in the way.

So the fact that this is a meatless soup that showcases some delicious vegetables (and pasta!) is totally okay with me.

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup! An easy to make and hearty meatless soup with a melody of herbs and fresh produce that's slow cooked in your crock pot. It freezes well, too! | HomemadeHooplah.comnotes & tips for this minestrone soup recipe

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup! An easy to make and hearty meatless soup with a melody of herbs and fresh produce that's slow cooked in your crock pot. It freezes well, too! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup! An easy to make and hearty meatless soup with a melody of herbs and fresh produce that's slow cooked in your crock pot. It freezes well, too! | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.42 from 12 votes

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup

30 mins prep + 6 hrs cook
189 kcal
Yields: 10 servings
An easy to make and hearty meatless soup with a melody of herbs and fresh produce that's slow cooked in your crock pot. It freezes well, too!

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 29 ounce diced tomatoes, (about 2 cans)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup celery, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoon fresh oregano, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoon fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 1 pinch black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cup baby spinach
  • 2 cup zucchini, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup green beans, ends cut and halved (fresh or frozen)
  • 14.5 ounce kidney beans
  • shredded parmesan cheese, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large crock pot, add the following ingredients: vegetable broth, garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, yellow onion, carrots, celery, rosemary, oregano, parsley, and salt and pepper (to taste). Gently stir ingredients together.
  • Cover crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Add in baby spinach, zucchini, green beans, kidney beans, great northern beans, and elbow macaroni. Stir soup and recover. If you were previously cooking on LOW, cook soup for another hour. If you were previously cooking on HIGH, cook soup for another 30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, serve soup with parmesan cheese as a topping. Soup can stand in the refrigerator (covered) for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 4-6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3480IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3.7mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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6 comments

    • Sabrina Quairoli
    • 5 stars

    Love minestrone! I don’t think I ever tried it in the crock pot. Will be adding this one to my meal planning. Thanks.

    • Bob kooiman

    What if I added about a pound of shredded chicken to this? Would it ruin the whole idea of the minestrone soup?

    • Echo

    Oh my god, this soup is making me drool! Fall is my favorite time of year for amazing soups! I can’t wait to try this one!

    • Tami

    My an old friend of mine has really been into soups lately. I am really into using that crock pot of mine. I am looking forward to making this soup for him sometime this next week.

    • Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking

    I would be lost without a real fall. It is my favorite season, between the colors, the foods and the weather! We eat tons of soup during the fall months, and this one looks like it would be an instant hit.

    • Melissa Dixon

    This looks like a great recipe. I love minestrone soup and cooking it in the crockpot makes it so easy. I have to try this one out this weekend. I bet my house will smell amazing all day while it is cooking!