Recipes and Cooking Slow-Cooked Minestrone 4.3 (28) 3 Reviews Try this slow cooker version of the popular tomato-based soup that combines beef, beans, pasta, and vegetables into one slow-simmering main dish. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 4, 2007 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 20 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound boneless beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano (undrained) 2 14 ounce can beef broth 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 15 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup thinly sliced carrots (2 medium) ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup dried bow tie pasta 1 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced Salt and freshly ground pepper Grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Directions In 5- to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker; combine beef, undrained tomatoes, broth, cannellini beans, kidney beans, carrots, salt, 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. Add pasta and squash to cooker (if using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting). Cover and cook 30 to 45 minutes more or until pasta is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 220 Calories 3g Fat 30g Carbs 23g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 220 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 25mg 8% Sodium 1266mg 55% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 7g Protein 23g Vitamin C 9.4mg 47% Calcium 111.1mg 9% Iron 4.1mg 23% Potassium 455mg 10% Folate, total 24.2mcg Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.