Barefoot by the Sea: Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup (Crockpot Meals)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Easy Vegetable Pasta Soup (Crockpot Meals)

I love soup during the frigid days of Winter. Thick, hearty, comforting soup. Vegetable Soup has always been one of my favorites and this slow cooker version is about is easy as they come.
 
What could be easier than throwing all of the vegetables in the slow cooker, turning it on low and just going on about your business during the day?  When dinner arrives, lifting the lid and ladeling out big bowls of piping hot, vegetable soup. 
 
I know I've said it about a billion times but I HEART MY SLOW COOKER!  One of the most brilliant inventions for busy families!  Ever! 
 
I know I’ve said it time and time again, but slow cookers are one of the most brilliant inventions for busy families. Ever.
 
Ingredients
  • 2 14 ounce cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 large celery ribs, chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth - I used low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 can kidney beans (optional), drained
  • black pepper
  • pasta, cooked and set aside
  • pamesan cheese
Directions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add onion and garlic, cook until tender
  2. Add remaining veggies except the tomatoes and beans (if using), heat until tender
  3. Add tomatoes, broth, beans and veggies into the crockpot
  4. Cook on low for 7-8 hours
  5. Top with pasta and parmesan cheese, if desired!
What I love about this soup is that it's SO easy!  Perfect for a chilly Winter day! 

4 comments:

  1. This looks like a delicious soup!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  2. Looks so perfect for winter! I love the pasta that you used - it's really cute! And that bowl is cute as well :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. I feel warmer just from reading your post, and looking at your photo's! I don't do much with pasta in soups, but I need to try this. I love that the pasta is kept separate.

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  4. This is a great combination of ingredients....I especially love the pinch of cayenne for a little bit of heat! YES to soup in the middle of this frigid winter!! (And my kiddos love it too! Yay!!)

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