Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Minestrone Soup in a Crockpot

One of my monthly goals for January was to try 2 new recipes.
I know, that seems like nothing - but for me... it's truly something.
Here's the first recipe:

My friend Ashley suggested a blog called Skinny Taste.  I started looking around and saw she has some great things to try.

1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
 {for a full list of ingredients, visit this link}

In a crock pot, combine broth, tomatoes, pureed beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, herbs, Parmesan cheese rind, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
{for full instructions, visit this link}

I had to make my own changes to the recipe... I used everything except: Parmesan cheese rind, rosemary, and bay leaves.  I didn't have the patience to look for them at the store.  The soup turned out delicious - the first night it wasn't quite as flavorful as it was the second day... I think because everything had longer to marinate.

It's extremely healthy - I bought everything organic - and the veggie broth I used was naturally low sodium and organic as well. 

It was even better for leftovers... and we ate it for 2 days.  Strongly recommended!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe! We/I got a crockpot for Christmas so this recipe will really come in handy. It's a little more difficult finding "good" crock pot meals than I thought. I follow Skinny Taste blog so I'll have to see if she has any more!


prince snow farm said...

Trying to eat healthier...this looks tasty, and chock full of good veggies. You look so healthy and vibrant!

Katie said...

That sounds great! It is hard to fine a good Minestrone soup so I will definitely have to check that out :)

Unknown said...

looks delicious!!!

Jess Norden said...

Yum, yum!! I am definitely going to try this!! Thanks!

Tiffany said...

This sounds SO good! I cannot wait to try it!!


KRISTIN said...

This looks so yummy! I'm going to have to try it!

Wine and Summer said...

This looks so delicious!

Heidi {Tales From a Suburban Housewife} said...

Looks delish!

Dear Boys Love Mom said...

I am a HUGE fan of skinny taste. They have a recipe for the most delicious stuffed zucchini! You should totally try them

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Skinny Taste is an AWESOME website I cook from it all the time!

Megan said...

First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS on becoming a mommy! We had a baby girl this past September and it is THE BEST. Secondly.. thank you for posting this recipe. I planned on making Minestrone soup this week and I like this one better then the one I previously printed!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I pinned this from you today - I am so excited to make it!

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to make minestrone! I will have to check out this recipe!

I have been keeping a blog of what we make - and we eat vegetarian - mostly! http://sigfytrecipes.blogspot.com/

You may find some good stuff!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this soup looks so good!

Linny said...

oh yummy that looks fantastic and I bet it is even better for leftovers!

Altax said...

Looks Yummya!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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Unknown said...

Oh this looks awesome. I've been on this spree of finding healthy but delicious soups. Trying to detox from all the garbage I ate during the holidays. I FULLY indulged...lol I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing (re-sharing)

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Unknown said...

That looks super yummy! Anything in crockpot that is actually healthy is a win in my book :)

Ashley said...

This looks so delicious! I repinned it :)

Val said...

This is a perfect meal for a cool Sunday that it is here in SoCal. Yummy.