Easy Slow Cooker Recipes:
What’s your recipe for a cool fall day? What sounds more comforting and satisfying on a chilly day, than a hearty bowl of flavorful soup.
Coming home after a hard days work and feeling the crisp, fall air, there’s absolutely nothing better than soup for a perfect warm up. Today we are using the slow cooker a making a healthy Minestone soup.
Minestrone soup has always been one of my favorite soups. The Wacky Mac pasta used in this recipe has wheels, shells, spirals and tubes that make this soup fun and tasty to eat for the kids. This hearty soup is a great family supper.
Wacky Mac Minestrone Soup
4 cups vegetable broth
4 cups diced tomatoes
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups carrot, peeled and chopped
2 cups cannellini beans, drained
2 cups zucchini, chopped
2 cups corn
1 cup yellow or white onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
1 cup frozen spinach leaves, defrosted and chopped
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
Salt and pepper
2 cups cooked Wacky Mac pasta
In a stock pot, bring 6-8 quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add salt if desired. Slowly add Wacky Mac pasta. Boil 8-10 minutes until tender, stirring occassionally. Remove from heat. Drain.
In a slow cooker, add vegetable broth, vegetables, spices and drained pasta. Cook on low heat 8-10 hours or on hight heat 5-6 hours. Top with some grated Parmesan and Romano cheese. Serve with Sweet Corn Muffins, French Bread.
Hearty soups are perfect for a chilly day. Enjoy!