Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day at work and dinner is waiting in the slow cooker. The great thing about this slow cooker recipe, aside from its robust flavor, is that it’s so easy to prepare and many of the ingredients can be substituted with whatever you have on hand.

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Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

Servings: 6 | Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Calories: 183 |Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 |Cholesterol: 47 mg | Sodium: 253 mg | Carbohydrates: 17 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints: 6 |

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1” cubes (optional, white or red potato)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1” pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn (optional)
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste (can be substituted with cayenne pepper)
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh green beans
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, low sodium (chicken broth can be substituted)
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans cannellini beans, drained (navy, black, or pinto can be substituted)

Directions

Add all the above ingredients to the slow cooker, stir to combine, cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or until carrots are tender.

Note: To make this a meat dish, simply add 1 pound chicken fillets (cut into 1" cubes) to slow cooker along with the other ingredients.

Tip: If you prefer a thicker soup, near the end of cooking time, remove 1/2 cup of soup (liquid and veggies) and combine with 1-2 tablespoons flour or corn starch, puree and return to the slow cooker. A fork works well to mash the ingredients along with the flour or cornstarch. Be careful not to allow the hot mixture to spin out. Continue cooking until soup thickens, about 15 minutes. Minimum Slow Cooker Size: 4 quarts

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21 Comments on "Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup"

  1. Vickie  October 12, 2012

    Where does this, Cholesterol: 47 mg, come from in the soup recipe?

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    • Skinny Ms.  October 12, 2012

      Vickie, I recalculated the #'s and it comes out the same. The cholesterol comes from the chicken. For example, 1 cup of diced, roasted, skinless chicken breasts has over 100 mg of cholesterol. This does not distinguish between HDL(Good) and LDL(Bad) choleserol. Hope this helps!

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      • Heather  January 23, 2013

        So are the nutritional stats with chicken or without? Because the recipe doesn't call for chicken, but the nutritional facts seem to include it.

        Reply
  2. Amanda Hunter  November 4, 2012

    We loved this soup!

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  3. Melissa  December 8, 2012

    I have made this a few times and love it! I love coming home to something that smells and tastes so great and is so great for you too!

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    • babyyums  January 7, 2013

      Melissa,

      Have you ever done it on the stove and not in the slow-cooker? It's 2pm and would love to have this done for 3:30 4pmish??

      Reply
  4. babyyums  January 7, 2013

    has anyone made this stovetop? and not in the slow-cooker?

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    • merrip  March 21, 2013

      Just made it this morning…delicious and did not use any chicken

      Reply
  5. GrumpyKitteh  January 30, 2013

    For an extra kick I used canned diced fire roasted salsa style tomatoes that have a bit of chili peppers in it.

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  6. Connor29  March 22, 2014

    I'm about to try making this, but I just wanted to say that it's great that you have substitution possibilities listed! I wish more people did that. I just started cooking recently, so a lot of these are things I don't know.

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  7. granpappy0  May 28, 2015

    Hi,
    Sounds delish! Only wish the amounts were given in oz. or grams since I weigh all my ingredient on a kitchen scale. Great Recipe Thanks

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    • SkinnyMs  May 29, 2015

      Thanks for the feedback, granpappy0! If you Google "online food calculator", you should see several websites that will help you convert our measurements to weights.

      Reply
  8. sharon  January 8, 2016

    Can you cook this on high setting to shorten the time and if so how long I will be adding the chicken.

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  January 9, 2016

      If you plan to add chicken, here’s my recommendation for cooking on high:
      Cube raw chicken breast filets, about 1″ cubes, add to the slow cooker at the beginning.
      Cook as instructed but on high for 4-6 hours, or until chicken and carrots are done. :)

      Reply
  9. Sharon  January 8, 2016

    Can cook this on high setting to shorten the cook time I will be adding chicken. And if so what is the recommended time?

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    • Gale Compton  January 9, 2016

      Sharon, Yes, you can cook this recipe in the slow cooker on high for 4-6 hours or until the carrots are tender. :)

      Reply
  10. jessa  January 30, 2016

    Hello: How many oz in the 2 cans cannellini beans?
    Thank you

    Reply
  11. jessa  February 3, 2016

    Thank you very much Gale Hate to buy extra.

    Reply
  12. Jacqui  February 9, 2016

    Absolutely delicious! Made this last night in a normal pot and it worked wonderfully. Will definitely be making this again. mmmmmmm

    Reply

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