Zesty Minestrone

390 8 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
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8 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

This warming soup is chock-full of vegetables and just perfect for a cool day.

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  • Heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions, celery and carrots; cook 2 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Spoon into slow cooker. Stir in all remaining ingredients except pasta and cheese. Cover with lid.
  • Cook on LOW 6 hours (or on HIGH 3 hours).
  • Stir in pasta; cook 10 to 15 min. or until pasta is tender. Top with cheese.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with crusty bread and a tossed garden salad.


Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the kidney beans.

Special Extra

For extra flavour, stir 8 crumbled crisply cooked bacon slices into the soup just before serving.


  • 8 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Calories 190
% Daily Value
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 710mg
Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary fibre 5g
Sugars 6g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Lizzy0218 |

    Yummy I added italian sausage to my soup. (Remove sausage from casing and brown. Drain well.) Also used low sodium beef broth. Just a good hearty soup. I only had elbow macaroni on hand. Will definetly be one of our favorites.

  • dixontr |

    I found this recipe very bland compared to other minestrone soups I've made. I wanted a good slow cooker minestrone recipe and I think I will have to keep looking.

  • lauraanddiva |

    used tins of 4 bean salad mix since I couldn't make up my mind. Used Mott's The Works Clamato juice for the water and used Beef broth since that was what I had. Everyone at work loved it. I love it. I will be making it again a lot