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

  • PREP: 0 hr(s). 15 min / Total: 6 hr(s). 30 min
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  • Servings: 8 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

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Make It

  • 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.

Kraft Kitchen Tips

  • SERVING SUGGESTION

    Serve with crusty bread and a tossed garden salad.

  • SUBSTITUTE

    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.

Ratings & Reviews

Ratings

Reviews

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.

01/09/2013

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.

11/01/2012

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

03/16/2012

Very good. Even better the next day!

03/03/2012

02/21/2012

This was awesome... Hubby loved it, kept talking about how good it was.. Will make this again and again.

12/28/2011

This was the first slow cooker recipe I've ever made and I was very happy with how it turned out! Now my boyfriend asks for it whenever he's sick. It's the perfect comfort soup!

11/22/2011

It was easy and very good. Great on a cold night for a quick dinner with nice warm buns.

08/02/2011

04/03/2011

Fantastic recipe. I will definately make tis again but with a few adjustments. Absolutely delicious ! 1) Don't chop the vegetables too small or fine - small chunks would be nicer 2) I microwaved the vegetables with the dressing to make this both easier & faster 3) Definately cut the pasta - this is way too much pasta and takes over the soup. I will try half the amount next time

01/29/2011

This recipe was delicious.....my whole family enjoyed this soup. Everyone is eating it as leftovers. I doubled the recipe!!!!

01/10/2011

So tasty and healthy too!

12/13/2010

Very simple recipe for the slow-cooker. Very nutritious and everyone liked. Next time I will add the bacon as suggested for a bit more flavour.

12/03/2010

i LOVE this recipe!!!!! easy, tasty and good for you - i discovered a couple weeks ago and i'm already on my third batch! great for lunches too

12/02/2010

11/22/2010

I have made this soup soo many times I also add cabbage and a can of five beans instead of the kidney beans

10/24/2010

09/12/2010

08/01/2010

This soup was easy to make and delicious. It went very well with my italian themed dinner.

06/13/2010

we loved this soup. I used chic peas instead of kidney beans

03/12/2010

Excellent recipe. With drained diced tomatoes, rather than undrained, result was even better.

02/05/2010

Very good! I used chicken broth instead of the vegetable broth.

01/18/2010

Very good an easy to make!! I think I may have put a little to much pasta shells in, but it still tasted great!!

01/08/2010

Loved this soup. The parmesan cheese is a must it is what gives it the awsome flavour. Will make again so very very easy i used mixed variety beans. I will try with just kidney next time.

11/22/2009

I made this for my parents and myself one evening for a family dinner and had it with turkey sandwiches from thanksgiving left overs. So good! I will definitely make this again, it was so easy and delicious.

10/28/2009

Very nice soup! The parmesan cheese is a 'must have' to top it off. Yummmmmyyyy!

07/23/2009

Great recipe.

04/26/2009

Simply the best! A keeper for my Recipe Box

03/11/2009

Super easy and really tasty. Even my girls like it!

02/23/2009

I loved this soup recipie. It is definately one of my favourites. I used chick peas instead of kidney bean!! amazing! everyone loved it!!!!

02/22/2009

Very easy and Tasty. My family loved it and I had nothing to worry about!!

12/03/2008

I stumbled upon this recipe one day and thought I would give it a try; it did not seem to hard, which is very important to me. It was a hit; I am definitely keeping this one handy!

11/26/2008

This soup is AMAZING!! Simple and Delicious...I will definitely make this again.

11/19/2008

Absolutely Fabulous! So easy and delicious. This has become a fall favourite!

11/08/2008

10/22/2008

Very, very delicious!

10/04/2008

I make this soup EVERY year for thanksgiving, I tried it once and my whole family loved it! It is tasty, and is easy to add your own flavoring because it just adds to the taste. (hot sauce, etc)

10/01/2008

this was such an easy recipe. I used chickpeas and increased the amount on everything slightly for a larger group. It turned out wonderful - I love that it's so flexible.

09/10/2008

09/07/2008

09/04/2008

Very easy to make and smells great while simmering!

05/02/2008

This is fantastic... I loved it so much I made it twice in one week.

04/12/2008

Great recipe! This was very easy to make and the whole family enjoyed it!

01/10/2008

This was full of flavour! Fried up sausage without the casing and added to this recipe. I was the hit of the house!

03/05/2008

I couldn't believe how easy this was to prepare and then at the end of the day a great dinner was waiting for us! My kids even asked when I was making it again!!

02/28/2008

Easy to make and very tasty.

02/25/2008

Delicious and very easy to make!

01/07/2008

Love this recipe. Easy to make & tastes great.

01/03/2008

I loved this recipe so much I am making it tonight to eat tomorrow!! Instead of the zesty italian dressing, I only put the regular dressing, since I don't like it that spicy. But, overall, hearty good soup.

12/17/2007

11/26/2007

Love this recipe, already madeit 3 times in 1 month

11/17/2007

Very good! I used red kidney beans and they were GREAT in this soup- I don't think I would add pasta next time though as it got kinda soggy.

11/08/2007

My kids are not big soup fans, but they seemed to enjoy this recipe, will make this again on a cold winter day!

11/07/2007

This is a very good soup. I didn't put in the beans as my family don't like beans of any kind. I also used more cheese!. And yes I will make it again and again. Peg

08/14/2007

This recipe is so easy and delicious. I will make this again and again trying different beans.

08/01/2007

04/08/2007

This is a great soup. I make is quite often. Very healthy and great for dieters trying to lose a pound or two.

03/27/2007

Made with crushed tomatoes and just as delicious!

03/25/2007

This was the best soup ever!! I used chicken broth and added some chopped zucchini. It was the best and i will definetely make it again.

03/20/2007

my family are vegetarian and this was a hit. I added a clove of garlic and some red pepper as well.

03/13/2007

Wow, this tasted great! It tastes best when you add the bacon to it.

03/06/2007

Minestrone Soup was very good.

03/06/2007

Very tasty. I made it with chick peas rather then the kidney beans. My husband just raves about it!

03/06/2007

this is a great healthy soup. every one loved it .

03/05/2007

I was very excited to make this dish, so I doubled the recipe, it sounded delicious. Nobody liked it in my household. I probably will not make it again

03/03/2007

easy to make, colourful and very tasty

03/01/2007

02/28/2007

I made it today and it was great.TT Forg

02/28/2007

very good flavor

02/27/2007

02/12/2007

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Servings

Makes 8 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each.

Nutritional Info

Serving Size 1 cup (250 mL)

AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories190
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 710mg
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 6g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A20%
Vitamin C25%
Calcium10%
Iron15%

* 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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