Grandma Antionette’s Springtime Slowcooker Minestrone

Grandma Antionette’s Springtime Slowcooker Minestrone

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time6 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course, One Dish Meal, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: comfort food, crockpot, heart healthy, low fat, nut free, one dish meal, slowcooker
Servings: 6
Author: Grandma Antionette


  • Slowcooker



  • 2 small sweet onions diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 ounce can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 ounces ditalini pasta uncooked
  • 12 thin asparagus spears stems removed and cut into quarters
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1 6oz bag fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated romano cheese plus more for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Add diced onions, garlic, carrots, the whole can of diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, stock and water to your crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring once or twice if you can.
  • About 12-15 minutes before serving, add in asparagus , spinach, peas and pasta.
  • Cook on low for another 15 minutes then stir in grated cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve immediately with additional cheese on top!

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