An abundance of vegetables, beans and pasta makes this soup so hearty you'll hardly notice the lack of meat. The drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of Parmesan at the end adds a special touch to this slow-cooker minestrone.

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Source: Everyday Slow Cooker
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together the tomatoes, beans, water, onions, roasted bell pepper, celery, garlic, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the vegetables are tender, about 6 hours. Stir in the squash and pasta; cover and cook on HIGH until the squash and pasta are tender, about 15 minutes. Add the spinach, stirring just until the spinach is wilted. Ladle the soup into bowls. Drizzle each serving evenly with the oil, and top evenly with the Parmesan.

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Multicooker Directions: Stir together the tomatoes, beans, water, onions, roasted bell pepper, celery, garlic, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper in the inner pot of a 6-quart multicooker. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to "Venting." Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the vegetables are tender, about 7 hours. Turn off the cooker. With the lid off, press SAUTÉ [Normal]. Bring the soup to a boil. Stir in the squash and pasta. Cook, uncovered, until the squash and pasta are tender, stirring occasionally to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Gradually add the spinach, stirring just until it wilts. Finish the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 12g 24% DV; carbohydrates 37g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 7g 28% DV; sugars 7g; fat 8g 12% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol -1mg; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 549mg 22% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV.