My dad makes a mean minestrone, and my Abbie girl is in love with soups of all kinds! This might be her favorite. I have wanted to make crock-pot minestrone soup for a long time. I get so excited about so many different foods that I can’t always get to all the recipes I want to make. Now that it is officially fall I figured it’s time to get crackin’ on some serious soups.
When I first started out on this venture I didn’t know there are so many variations on the minestrone soup. After reading through several recipes and inspecting what we had on hand, this is what I came up with. Don’t let the fact that you might not have all these particular ingredients stop you from making this soup. Think of the recipe itself as more of a guide.
The Verdict: What a great combination of flavors! All of us enjoyed it. I didn’t add the pasta since I knew my husband would prefer it without, but I did end up throwing some leftover brown rice after initially eating it, and it was a great addition.
Soups like this are so easy and flexible. You can use half the sausage and still have a great soup. It’s even great without the meat at all. If your soup ends up too dense, just add more water. If this makes it bland, add more salt and other spices. Cabbage makes a great addition, too. Love it!