PREP

20 Minutes

COOK

6 Hours

When you’re in the mood for comfort food, this crockpot minestrone soup is guaranteed to hit the spot. The bold taste of Kiolbassa Smoked Sausage adds the perfect, hearty flavor to this classic recipe. Recipe courtesy of Rachel Schultz.

Ingredients

  • 13 ounces Kiolbassa Roasted Garlic Sausage
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 24 ounces canned diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 ounces white beans
  • 1 parmesan rind
  • 15 ounces kidney beans
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • A dash of red pepper flakes
  • ½ pound small pasta (this recipe used orecchiette)
  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • Optional toppings:
    • Grated parmesan
    • Fresh basil

Serves: 8 people

Directions

  1. Place Kiolbassa Sausage, carrots, celery, onion, tomatoes, garlic, white beans, parmesan rind, kidney beans, broth, oregano, parsley, pepper, and red pepper flakes into a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. When 30 minutes of cook time remains, add pasta and zucchini. Stir in spinach.
  3. Serve topped with basil and grated parmesan.
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
378 47 17 24 1,385 7

Here at Kiolbassa, we know a thing or two about making the country’s best smoked meats. However, we aren’t nutritionists. The nutritional information that we have included for our recipes is our best estimation. We can’t guarantee that it is 100% accurate. Please consult a licensed nutritionist for exact nutritional content.