What’s Cookin? Manic Monday- Lets Go Make Some Soup 9/24: Fall Minestrone Soup

Have I mentioned that I love my crock pot? I should give her a name, but I wouldn’t want to upset Nancy, my GPS. I figured since I use my crock pot a lot, that I would post my favorite recipes for Manic Monday- Let’s Go Make Some Noise. I mean Soup.

Oh, and enjoy!


1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced potato
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced red or green bell pepper
8 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce (I used Crockpot Tomato Sauce)
1/2 Tablespoon dried basil
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
2 cups dry pasta
1/2 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths
2 Italian sausages, cooked and sliced thin (We like the hot kind)



In large stockpot, heat oil until shimmering. Add garlic and onion and saute until translucent. Stir in potato and carrots and saute for about five minutes. Add bell pepper and saute for another minute. Stir in chicken broth, tomato sauce and basil. Bring to a slow boil. Stir in garbanzo beans and pasta. Bubble for 5 minutes. Stir in green beans and sausages. Simmer another 5 minutes.

Source: LifeAsMom

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