Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

“This colourful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavours from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicoloured pasta in place of the spirals.” —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
10servings (3-3/4 quarts) 20minutes 6hours 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10servings (3-3/4 quarts) 20minutes
Cook Time
6hours 20 minutes
Portions: servings (3-3/4 quarts)
Portions: servings (3-3/4 quarts)
  1. Cut stems from chard; chop stems and leaves separately. Reserve leaves for adding later. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and chard stems; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir in broth, tomatoes, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, squash, pepper, carrot and garlic. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in pasta and reserved chard leaves. Cook, covered, on low 20-25 minutes longer, until pasta is tender; stir in pesto. If desired, serve with additional pesto, Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and fresh basil.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 231 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 1015mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fibre), 9g protein.