Thursday, February 2, 2012

Slow Cooker Minnestrone Soup

Super easy and a guaranteed crowd pleaser!  Perfect for a cold fall or winter day.  Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped potatoes
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can of diced tomatoes with juice
2 cups chopped escarole
1/4 cup uncooked cannelini beans
4 cups of chicken broth
1 1/2 cups V-8 juice
1/4 cup uncooked ditilini pasta  (save this until the end)
salt & pepper to taste

Add all of the vegetables and the beans to the slow cooker and cover with the liquids (v-8 juice and chicken broth).  Add salt to taste, stir and cook on low for 8 hours.  Add the uncooked pasta 30 minutes prior to serving.  Season with salt and pepper and serve. 

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