Zesty Minestrone Soup

Zesty Minestrone Soup
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Cook 5 hrs

Ingredients

  • 3 cups packaged coleslaw mix (from 1-pound bag)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium yellow squash, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta
  • Grated Parmesan (optional)

Make It

1. In 5- to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker, place coleslaw mix, onion, carrots, yellow squash, zucchini, garlic, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans, water, prosciutto, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and red-pepper flakes; stir to combine.

2. Cover slow cooker; cook on high heat for 4-1/2 hours.

3. Stir ditalini into mixture in slow cooker. Cover; cook 30 minutes.

4. To serve, spoon into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 222, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 12, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 34, fiber (g): 9, pro. (g): 13, sodium (mg): 1367, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.