Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday

I love soup when it's cold outside, and it's getting cold!  Here's a good soup recipe for these cold winter nights.

Classic Minestrone Soup
2 cans (14.5 ounce) chicken broth
1 can (15 ounce) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounce) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes
6 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
12 ounces rotini pasta
1 pkg. (10 ounce) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Place broth, beans, tomatoes, carrots and seasoning in 4 quart or larger slow cooker.  Stir to combine.
Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.
Cook pasta as directed on package.  Add pasta and spinach to cooker and stir to combine.  Cover and cook 15-20 minutes more, until heated through.

For more slow cooker recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.


Andrea said...

You post the best recipe's!
Blessings, andrea

Pat said...

I'm making this tomorrow, my throat is a little sore, this will be perfect!

Unknown said...

I've never made minestrone soup and this sounds so very good! THANK YOU!

Justabeachkat said...

Thanks Mari. I love soup...almost any kind and this one sounds yummy and easy. Keep the soup recipes coming.


Hootin Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm, I love soup too. Even when it's "Hot" outside. It's a healthy dish, and it's easy to make....this recipe, Mari, is awesome.

Happy Thursday.

Debbie said...

I love soup so much! Yum, this one looks great.

Kim said...

I especially like that this recipe is quick enough for me to throw in the cooker before I leave the house at 7:30 in the morning. Thanks for another great recipe Mari.

Penny said...

How cool!!! Thanks for this recipe!!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Mari,
I will be stocking you for recipes, now that it’s getting colder. I was talking with a nice gal in the check out line yesterday, visiting from Grand Rapids. Hard to believe we still haven’t had any snow yet, my hubby says it’s because he bought a new snow blower!
HO, Ho, Ho!

Anonymous said...

Looks good.. I will probably try it with fresh spinach!

Brooke said...

another great recipe! :) but i don't think i've ever tried cannellini beans. that'll be something new.

Mary said...


Terrific recipe and one I will have to try. Thanks for sharing.


Unknown said...

I posted my comment for this on a different post of yours...guess I stopped there to read another of your terrific posts:) I love minestrone and will be trying your version very soon. Thanks for sharing it.

Grandma Elsie said...

Sounds delicious..
thanking you for stopping by my blog and your nice comments. I am posting my todats snow pictures and its slowing down now.