NSNG Slow Cooker Minestrone

4 Cups vegetable stock/broth
1 cup water
2 x 14oz cans of diced tomatoes (basil and garlic is good)
1 cup chopped cauliflower (may use 1 can white italian beans instead if not worried about carbohydrate content)
1 large chopped onion
2-4 ribs celery, sliced
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced fresh green beans (or frozen)
1 zucchini, quartered and sliced
2 tsp minced garlic
1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1 ½ tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
¾ tsp thyme
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp white pepper (optional)
4 cups fresh spinach
Grated parmesan 

Combine all ingredients except parmesan in crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.   Top with grated parmesan cheese when serving.


Notes: Add pre-cooked, cubed chicken for more protein.  Alternately, add raw stew beef with with the other ingredients at the onset of cooking.

 

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