Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup without Pasta + More Healthy Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes

Nov 7 2019
Is there anything as comforting as a big pot of soup on a chilly day? Nope. And our take on a classic is packed with extra veggies in place of pasta, which means it's gluten free!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Slow-Cookin' Minestrone Soup Recipe

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1/8th of recipe (about 1 cup): 105 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 632mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 5g protein

Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 0*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 - 4 hours or 7 - 8 hours, plus 45 minutes

Ingredients:

4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

Two 14.5-oz. cans stewed tomatoes (not drained)

One 15-oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup green beans cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped onion

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

2 bay leaves

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini

Optional toppings: grated Parmesan cheese, fresh chopped basil

Directions:

Add all ingredients except zucchini to a slow cooker, and mix well.

Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until veggies have softened.

If cooking at low heat, increase to high. Remove bay leaves, add zucchini, and mix well. Cover and cook for 30 - 45 minutes, until zucchini is tender.

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

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