Thursday, September 27, 2012

Crockpot Simple Minestrone Soup Recipe


2 lbs chopped fresh or canned Italian plum tomatoes
3 stalks celery cleaned and cut into cube
4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 stalk fresh fennel cut into cubes
3 carrots cleaned and sliced
2 large zucchini cut into cut wedges
1 cup shredded curly cabbage
1 smal onion chopped fine
1 teaspoon each, rosemary, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper,  dried basil or fresh chopped
1/2 cup quick cooking barley
3 fresh garlic cloves minced fine
1 cups canned  red kidneys beans
1 can cannellini or white kidney beans
1 cup green beans

Options: you can add meat, cubed chicken, Italian sliced sausage, and sliced mushrooms for make a heartier soup but not a minestrone.

In a 5 to 7 quart crockpot, combine everything except beans and barley. Cook barley after soup has cooked around 7 hours to package directions. Drain and add beans and barley. Heat for 10 minutes. Serve.

7 comments:

Greg said...

I love the idea of coming home to a hot bowl of our on a cold day. And it is so simple to make. Thumbs up for this one.

Dana DeVolk said...

Looking great, would be perfect for a chilly night! (C:

<3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

Vicki Bensinger said...

I love minestrone soup but I don't believe I've ever had it with fennel and barley. This soy ds very good and like that its a slow cooker method.

Lizzy Do said...

I'd love the aroma of this cooking away in my kitchen. Wonderful recipe, Claudia~

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, I love this soup. It is a perfect dish for the fall. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Elisabeth said...

Wow, Claudia..."great minds think alike.' I just made a huge crock pot cannelini bean soup a few days ago. Didn't even think about photographing it. If I photograph every food I make either here at my little 'beach apartment' or at my daugher Lora's, I would have to post just about every day, and I haven't got the time or energy for it!

On the other hand, you with your full time job, and your busy schedule around your house, I 'applaud' you for posting all your delicious foods, so often:)Hugs, and I certainly appreciate it...makes me feel so 'comfy-cozy' to see all your home-cooked meals!

Kathy said...

Minestrone is such a favorite of mine…yours looks wonderfully delicious…love that you made it in your crockpot! Thanks for the inspiration!