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Slow-Cooker Bean and Sausage Minestrone

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Slow-Cooker Bean and Sausage Minestrone
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 55 min
  • Servings 8
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Let this comforting soup simmer all day and come home to a hearty meal at night. Sausage is a great item to buy in bulk when it’s on sale—just freeze to have on-hand for last-minute dinners.

Ingredients

1
package (20 ounces) 15-dried bean soup mix, sorted and rinsed
8
cups water
12
ounces bulk Italian sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
2
cans (14 ounces each) beef broth
2
cups water
2
cans (14.5 ounces each) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained and large pieces cut up
1/2
cup uncooked small pasta shells
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1 If bean soup mix comes with seasoning mix, discard it. Heat beans and 8 cups water to boiling in 4-quart saucepan; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  • 2 Cook sausage and onion in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain if necessary.
  • 3 Drain beans and discard water. Mix beans, sausage mixture, carrots, broth and 2 cups water in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • 4 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 5 Stir in tomatoes and pasta. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook about 30 minutes or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese and parsley.
Tips  

Instead of the bean soup mix, create your own combination of dried beans. It should total about 3 cups of beans. Make Italian-seasoned stewed tomatoes by adding 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning to regular stewed tomatoes.

Have the beans for this recipe ready first thing in the morning by soaking them in cold water overnight rather than heating the beans to boiling and letting them stand for an hour.

Complete this meal with crusty rolls, sliced apples and a wedge of Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
(
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
1400mg
59%
Potassium
860mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
(
Dietary Fiber
9g
34%
,
Sugars
10g
)
Protein
22g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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