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Slow Cooker Winter Minestrone

Wild rice , cannelini beans and vegetable make this soup a hearty meal to warm up with on a cold winter day!
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Slow Cooker Winter Minestrone

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 ¼ cups dice Onion
  • 1 cup dice Leek
  • 4 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • 1 ½ cups dice Carrot
  • 1 cup dice Celery
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 ¼ cups Wild Rice
  • 16 ounces Diced Tomatoes, Canned
  • 6 cups Vegetable Broth/Stock
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano, Dried
  • 1 ½ cups Cannellini (White) Beans, Canned

Freezer Containers

  • 6 Quart Freezer Bags

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Place all ingredients into slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Place all ingredients into slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  3. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Divide among quart freezer bags, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat in microwave for 1 minute.

6 Comments

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  1. I love the inclusion of leeks! I make a similar minestrone, on the stovetop, but I’m definitely going to try it in the slow cooker now!

  2. Can I freeze this before I cook and then do the 4-6 hours after its been frozen? Would I just throw all ingredients in a bag un cooked?

    1. Hi Brandie, you could absolutely freeze it before cooking. Just throw it into a gallon freezer bag and you will be good to go!

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