Grandma Millie's Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup


Grandma Millie's Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Wondering what to make with your slow cooker? Minestrone soup recipes, like Grandma Millie's Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup, are great for weekend cooking! Serve this delicious soup with crusty bread or croutons.

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker


  • 1 cup fully cooked ham, diced
  • 1 pound corn chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 package frozen spinach, chopped
  • 1 can (about 10 ounces) tomatoes
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • grated Parmesan cheese for garnish


  1. Combine ham, chickpeas, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, spinach, tomatoes, potato, parsley, and chicken broth in a slow cooker.  Add water if chicken broth does not cover all ingredients.  Cover and cook on high for one hour, then switch to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours, or until carrots are tender.
  2. Add macaroni and let cook on low for 30 minutes. 
  3. Serve with grated cheese on top.

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I think this sounds really great. One could add green beans, Sweet Italian mild sausage, pre cooked. Zucchini and or cabbage to this recipe.


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