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One of our family’s favorite winter dishes is a simple vegetarian soup. While Spring is right on the horizon, we still find that healthy soups are a dinnertime staple in our home, particularly when I’m pressed for time and I need an easy Crockpot meal. Since we are also in the midst of Lent, I’ve been tapping into my repertoire of Vegetarian dishes and dreaming up new ones for the season.
Lent is a forty-day period observed by many Christians throughout the world. The purpose of this time is to prepare one’s heart for the Easter season. While many commit to fasting, it is more common to “give up” certain foods such as meat. As a vegetarian, our life during this time doesn’t change much, but I do try to get creative with vegetarian and pescetarian recipes.
Crockpot Minestrone Soup – Easy and Delicious
In observance of Lent, I decided to put together an Easy Crockpot Minestrone Soup recipe. As a busy working mom, I try to use my Crockpot when I can to prepare fresh, home-cooked meals during the week when time is very limited. Soup is the ideal dish for a Crockpot and requires very minimal preparation before the slow cooker works its magic. It really is as easy as chopping up our favorite vegetables, placing them in the Crockpot and turning it on to cook. Just remember to plan ahead since a Crockpot dish can still take 2-3 hours to cook at its highest setting.
If you’re looking for additional Lent recipes, be sure to check out Knorr®’s Black Bean Salad. This dish can be prepared in 15 minutes and does not require any cook time. If you live in Arizona, California, Florida or Texas, you can actually sample this recipe at one of your local Walmart stores.
To prepare this Crockpot Minestrone Soup, pick up your favorite fresh vegetables and Knorr® Tomato with Chicken Flavor 2.2 lb (Granulated Bouillon). This easy seasonal addition includes a mix of tomato and chicken flavors complimented by onions, parsley and spices.
The Right Bouillon Makes the Best Dish
I love the rich flavor it gives this minestrone soup. For those who enjoy the flavor of chicken stock but still want a vegetable-based dish, this granulated bouillon is the perfect addition.
Additionally, Knorr® makes it easy to add the authentic Latino flavor you remember in dishes like pollo guisado, arroz con pollo, tamales, tacos, and more.
What I personally love about a Minestrone Soup is that you can add in your own family’s favorite vegetables and omit the ones you don’t enjoy without significantly changing the flavors of this dish.
You can find Knorr® Tomato with Chicken Flavor 2.2 lb (Granulated Bouillon) in the Hispanic section of your local Walmart.
And right now, you can save $1.50 when you purchase the 2.2 lb variety. Be sure to visit KnorrSabor.com for recipe inspiration beyond the traditional soups, stews and rice you might have grown up with.
Easy Crockpot Minestrone Soup Recipe
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 carrots diced
- 1 zucchini diced
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of white beans drained
- 2 T fresh basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 T Knorr® Tomato with Chicken Flavor Granulated Bouillon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup elbow macaroni optional
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
Combine vegetables, tomatoes, white beans, basil, spices, and water in a slow cooker
Cook on medium for 3-4 hours or until vegetables are soft
Cook pasta al dente, according to package instructions
Optional: Stir cooked pasta into minestrone soup and cook for 10 to 15 minutes
Serve minestrone topped with fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese
This Crockpot Minestrone Soup is perfect for Winter and the season of Lent. It is hearty enough to be served as a main course and its rich flavors are still very appealing to kids. I like to serve all of my soups with bread (French and Sourdough compliment this soup nicely. You can find more health recipes right here on Rockin’ Mama by clicking on this tab!