Soup season is back and the slow cooker is the perfect vessel for cooking (and serving) your favorite soups this fall. Whether I’m making a big batch to eat throughout the week (slow cookers are a great meal planning tool) or want to warm up on a chilly day, minestrone soup is a mainstay in my kitchen.
While it’s hard to ignore the wide variety of canned soups at the grocery store, soups are easy, and not to mention budget-friendly, to make at home.
Classic Italian minestrone is a substantial meal in a bowl. It’s chock full of beans, pasta, vegetables – and guess what? You can make it in your slow cooker.
We added kale and kielbasa into the mix to to make it even heartier. Feel free to leave out the kielbasa and substitute the chicken broth for veggie if you want a vegetarian soup.
Keep this easy slow cooker recipe on hand throughout the season. This colorful soup cooks in about 2 hours on HIGH or 4 hours on LOW. It’s the perfect sweater weather minestrone and a gigantic upgrade to canned versions.
Beginning in September, the Pioneer Woman 6-Quart Slow Cooker will be available in Ree’s signature Flea Market design exclusively at Wal-Mart. Fans of the collection will also find three additional patterns including Vintage Floral, Country Garden and Rose Shadow, part of a limited-time offering this holiday season..
Shop the Pioneer Woman 6 Quart Portable Slow Cooker in four different colorful, floral patterns at Wal-Mart.