Slow Cooker Minestrone

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Registered: 09-10-2003
Slow Cooker Minestrone
Fri, 02-09-2007 - 11:21am

Slow Cooker Minestrone

Prep: 15 min, Cook: 8:00.

4-1/4 cups chicken or beef stock
1-3/4 lbs. canned diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups carrots, sliced
1/2 lb. green beans, thawed if frozen, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 celery ribs, sliced
1 onion, chopped
3/4 lb. red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2 inch dice
1 Tbs. dried basil
2 tsp. Italian herb seasoning
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese

Combine first 10 ingredients in an electric slow cooker on low heat. Cover and cook about 8 hours, until potatoes are tender. Stir in basil, oil and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Parmesan cheese