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Basil Parmesan Minestrone

This nutrient-rich bowl of comfort only takes 10 minutes to prep.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

10 min.

Total Time:

4½ hrs.


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 qts. vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbs. tomato paste
  • ½ cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 oz. pasta


  1. In slow cooker, combine first 8 ingredients; cook on high 4 hrs. Add beans and pasta; cook 20 min. more.
  2. Season to taste. Garnish with basil and grated Parmesan, if desired.

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