Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crock Pot Minestrone

Minestrone is one of my all time favorite soups, full of veggies and pasta.  With salad and some crusty Italian bread, you've got yourself a really good comforting meal.

    1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 large carrots, chopped
    2 medium celery stalks, chopped
    1 small onion, diced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1/2 tsp dried oregano
    1/2 tsp dried basil
    1 16 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rised
    1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
    4-6 cups chicken broth
    2 cups sliced zucchini
    1 large potato, peeled and diced
    6 oz. cooked Ditalini pasta
    Grated parmesan cheese

In a saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. 

Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook until soft, about 6-7 minutes. Add garlic and sautee about 1-2 minutes.

In 6 quart crockpot, add beans, tomatoes, potato, zucchini, and seasonings. 

Once carrots, onions and celery are cooked, add to crock pot.

Cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4-5.

When ready to serve, add pasta and top with parmesan cheese.


MommaKiss said...

I wish you could come and cook / bake for me every night!