Crockpot Vegetable Minestrone Soup

by Lara on November 28, 2012

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty turkey-ed out.  This vegetarian (easily vegan) soup is the solution.

Crockpot Vegetable Minestrone Soup

based on the recipe from Betty Crocker’s Slow Cooker Cookbook


1 yellow summer squash, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 cup of chopped carrots

1 bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces (I like green for this)

1 cup of snap peas

1/3 cup chopped onion (I used red)

1 celery stick, chopped

4 cups water

1 jar of marinara sauce

1 can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1.5 cups of uncooked pasta (I used wholewheat rotini)

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1.4 tsp. black pepper

Optional: parmesan cheese to top



Mix vegetables, water, marinara sauce, and beans in a slow cooker.  Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or on high for 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

Stir in pasta, sugar, salt, and pepper and continue cooking on high heat for an additional 20 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.

Top with cheese if desired.  Enjoy!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah S. November 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm

YUM. I will do this.


Lara November 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I think the whole family will like it 🙂


Missy November 29, 2012 at 6:38 am

Love these ingredients! My niece makes hers similar except she uses zucchini and has spinach in it. It sounded icky to me, but it was good!
Soup is so good this time of year and I just got a new crockpot!


Lara November 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

That sounds really good too, and with more greens! I’ll try the spinach next time, thanks!


Kellie November 30, 2012 at 4:11 am

This sounds delish. Think ill make it on Sunday for next weeks lunch at work. Thanks!


Lara December 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

I need to plan ahead like that!


Andrea@WellnessNotes December 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I got my crock pot out the other day (to make split pea & ham soup) and decided I have to use it more often! I’m making this soon!


Lara December 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I think you’ll like it! I made this soup yesterday and I think you’ll like it, too:


Andrea@WellnessNotes December 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanks! Sounds good! I used to make barley soup a lot when the big kid was little; brings back memories! 🙂 I like the addition of mushrooms and lentils!


glidingcalm December 26, 2012 at 10:27 am

I actually could go for some turkey right now! I didn’t get that much at thanksgiving 🙁 … definitely not enough!

the soup looks great though! thanks for the recipeeeeeee


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