Hannah Swensen’s Meaty Minestrone Soup

Crock Pot: low 7 hours (NOTE: add in pasta after 6hrs cooking)


1 c chopped onion

1 c chopped celery

3-4 uncooked Italian sausages, cut into bite sized pieces

1 medium sized yellow squash, unpeeled, chopped

1 medium sized zucchini, chopped, unpeeled

1 c peeled carrot slices

2” Parmesan rind

1-2 tsp minced garlic

2 cans 14.5 oz each beef broth

24 oz jar spaghetti sauce

1 c water (swished into empty spaghetti sauce jar, then poured into crock pot)

2 cans 6.5 oz each sliced mushrooms

1 c dry, uncooked corkscrew pasta

S & P to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top

Additional Ingredients;

1 c cut green beans

15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed

1 c tomato juice


Spray inside of crock pot for easy clean up

Add all chopped veggies, sausage, and aromatics into crock pot and lightly toss

Remaining ingredients (except for pasta)

Stir the contents together

Season with S&P

Cover, cook on Low 6 hours

Uncover, stir and add in uncooked pasta

Stir again, cover and cook on low for another hour

Serve with crusty bread

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