Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone


Crockpot minestrone soup is ideal for a weeknight dinner! By slow cooking this family-favorite soup, all of the flavors and spices intensify, delivering a delicious, hearty meal that everyone's sure to enjoy. Serve with a green salad and garlic bread for dipping.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 50 mins


  • 6 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 large carrots, diced

  • 2 ribs celery, diced

  • 1 cup green beans

  • 1 small zucchini, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup elbow macaroni

  • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach

  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, or more to taste


  1. Combine broth, tomatoes, kidney beans, onion, carrots, celery, green beans, zucchini, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt, thyme, and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.

  3. Stir macaroni and spinach into the slow cooker; cover and cook for 15 more minutes. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


One 10-ounce package of frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry) can be substituted for the fresh spinach. You can use either white or red kidney beans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
2g Fat
25g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 941mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 534mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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