Cook:8 hrs to 9 hrs (low) or 4 to 4-1/2 hrs. (high) Slow Cooker: 3-1/2 or 4 qt.
Farmer's Market Vegetable Soup
Combine rutabaga, tomatoes, carrots, potato, and leeks in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add vegetable broth, fennel seeds, sage, and pepper.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Stir cooked pasta and spinach into soup mixture. Ladle into bowls and serve with Garlic Toasts.
Preheat broiler. Brush both sides of bread slices with oil. Arrange on a baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 1 minute. Turn; sprinkle with cheese. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes more or until light brown.