Spruced-Up Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup


Easy, hearty, slow cooker minestrone soup. We like to top ours with Cheddar cheese and serve with cornbread. It's even better the second day and leftovers freeze well.

Spruced-Up Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans Southwestern-flavored pinto beans (such as Ranch Style®)

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed minestrone soup

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, undrained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can green beans, undrained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®), undrained


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Transfer beef to a slow cooker.

  2. Add pinto beans, minestrone soup, corn, green beans, diced tomatoes, and diced tomatoes and green chiles. Stir and close the lid.

  3. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can use ground turkey instead of beef, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
18g Fat
38g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 1384mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 793mg 17%

* 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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