Slow Cooker Tortellini Minestrone Soup is very easy to make and tastes unimaginable! A twist on the conventional minestrone, utilizing tortellini as an alternative of plain pasta, PLUS protein packed beans and loaded with veggies, this soup is filling consolation meals in a bowl. RECIPE INCLUDES a range prime technique!
You GUYS. The entire complete household AND the neighbourhood LOVED THIS Slow Cooker Tortellini Minestrone Soup! Unfortunately, we needed to give bowls of it away earlier than we left for trip!
This Minestrone is a type of innovations the place I in all probability shouldn’t name it a sure identify (Minestrone) as a result of I’ve swapped one thing for one thing else (on this case, a good higher and extra scrumptious swap within the type of tortellini), however it IS a sure identify, (once more…Minestrone) so I’m sticking with it. Have I misplaced you?
What within the even why did I do that? Well, I might sit right here and name myself a genius — as many others do — and polish my nails with my head held so excessive I might journey over myself, however it’s fairly easy actually. Remember once I made you guys this insanely widespread Creamy Tortellini Soup? I had a number of luggage of tortellini mendacity round that have been meant to be emergency stashes for our video. Didn’t want them = mendacity round tortellini > needed minestrone > made it > thought ‘what would happen if I added tortellini to my soup?’
Don’t have a sluggish cooker? NO WORRIES. I’ve included a range prime technique too. You’re most welcome.
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Slow Cooker Tortellini Minestrone Soup
Slow Cooker Tortellini Minestrone Soup is a twist on the normal minestrone, utilizing tortellini as an alternative of plain pasta! Delicious consolation meals in a bowl!
- 1 giant white onion (or 2 small onions), diced
- 2 giant carrots , diced
- 1 giant celery stalk , diced
- 1 half cups recent inexperienced beans , minimize into three items
- 2 cups diced pumpkin or butternut squash (optionally available – swap for potatoes if desired)
- 6 cloves garlic , chopped OR minced
- 1/Four cup tomato paste
- Three cans (14.5 oz) diced or crushed hearth roasted tomatoes
- 6 cups vegetable broth (or inventory)
- salt and pepper to style
- 2 tablespoons Italian dried herbs
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon powder (or inventory powder)
- Three tablespoons chopped recent parsley
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optionally available — offsets the acidity from the tomatoes)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 parmesan rind
- 2 giant zucchini , diced
- 1 can (15 oz | 425 grams) white navy beans (Cannellini beans), drained and rinsed
- 1 can (15 oz | 425 grams) pink kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 x packet (340 gram | 12 ounce) three cheese tortellini (I exploit dried not recent, however you should use recent or refrigerated if desired)
- 2 cups loosely packed child spinach
- Finely shredded Parmesan cheese , for serving (or Romano)
To a 6qt (or litre) sluggish cooker bowl, add the onions, carrots, celery, inexperienced beans, butternut squash (or potatoes), garlic, tomato paste, tomatoes, broth (or inventory), salt, pepper, Italian herbs, basil, parsley, inventory powder, parsley, sugar (if utilizing), and blend properly to mix. Add within the bay leaves, cowl and prepare dinner on low warmth 6-Eight hours or excessive Three-Four hours.
Once cooked, add within the parmesan rind*, zucchini, white beans, pink beans, and tortellini. Cook on excessive warmth for a further 25-30 minutes (for dried tortellini) or 10-15 minutes (for recent tortellini) till pasta is tender and cooked by way of. Stir within the spinach, cowl and permit to wilt within the warmth for a further 5 minutes. Add in 1-2 cups of additional water (or broth) if the soup is just too thick in your liking.
Serve heat topped with parmesan (or Romano) cheese.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a big saucepan or soup pot over medium-high warmth. Add the onion, carrots and celery; sauté till onion is clear. Add within the inexperienced beans and garlic, and prepare dinner till the garlic is aromatic (an extra 30 seconds). Pour within the broth (inventory), tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the dried herbs and parsley, bay leaves, inventory powder, sugar, parmesan rind, and season with salt and pepper to your tastes. Bring to a boil, cowl with lid and scale back warmth to low-medium. Gently simmer whereas stirring sometimes for 20 minutes. Add within the canned beans, zucchini and tortellini. Cover once more and simmer for an extra 25 minutes, or till pasta is tender. Add the spinach and permit to wilt by means of the warmth of the pot.
Serve heat topped with parmesan (or Romano) cheese.
*For a stronger parmesan flavour, add within the parmesan rind originally of cooking together with the onions, carrots, and so on. We like a milder flavour, so we add ours within the final hour of cooking.
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