My Sweet Marie

Meaty Minestrone

Posted on: November 11, 2011

Today is a real good day for a bowl of soup and Minestrone is my pick today! Here’s my recipe, enjoy!


  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cans of tomatoes, diced 28oz cans
  • 2 cans canelli beans or any type, rinsed,drained
  • 1 can green beans drained
  • 1 zucchini cut into triangles
  • 2 carrots,cut in coins
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 box of frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/2 lb   ground chicken
  • 1-2 turkey sausage cooked and sliced or diced
  • tsp each of oregano,basil,thyme, red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 – 1 c. pasta depending on your taste
  1. Make tiny meatballs with the ground meat. Pre-cook in fry pan or oven. Add to crock pot when ready.
  2. Put all ingredients (except the pasta) into a crock pot.Cook on high for 6 hours.
  3. Lower pot to low and add pasta. cook for about 30 minutes more.
  4. When serving, sprinkle with parmesan and serve with a lovely salad!
  5. Cook on high for 6 hours.

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