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Crockpot Minestrone



I love using my crockpot on cooler days.  And come fall, I get really excited about Soup Season! :)  I've started tutoring twice a week and it's easier to have a quick meal ready to go soon afterwards, instead of having to whip something up.  As I was planning the meals for the week {doesn't happen often, folks!}, I remembered this yummy crockpot Minestrone recipe.  I knew it would be perfect for Monday night!  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Joyce's Minestrone
makes 6 servings

3 1/2 c beef broth
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 c chopped onion
1/2 c chopped celery
2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
16 oz can red kidney beans, drained
2 oz thin spaghetti, broken into 2 inche pieces
2 tbsp parsley flakes
2-3 tsp dried basil
2-3 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on Low 10-16 hours or on High 4-6 hours.  Remove bay leaf and serve!

source: recipe from Fix-it and Forget-it Cookbook

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