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Serves 6-8


Minestrone Soup

15 minPrep Time

5 hrCook Time

5 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (can also use garlic powder)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced (can also use frozen, pre-cut)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 ounces of uncooked ditalini pasta (or whatever you have around)
  • 1 cup of frozen sweet peas
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag of fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Romano cheese + more for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Dice onion & garlic & slice carrots.
  2. Add onions, garlic, carrots, the whole can of diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, stock and water to your Crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring once or twice if you can.
  3. About 10-15 minutes before serving, add in spinach, peas and pasta.
  4. Cook on low for another 10-15 minutes then stir in grated cheese.
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately with additional cheese on top!


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