Recipes and Cooking Farmer's Market Vegetable Soup Root vegetables simmer in the slow cooker, giving way to a healthy vegetable soup for dinner tonight. 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 Updated on March 13, 2020 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ of a small rutabaga, peeled and chopped (2 cups) 2 large roma tomatoes, chopped 2 medium carrots or parsnips, chopped 1 large red-skinned potato, chopped 2 medium leeks, chopped 3 14 ounce can vegetable broth 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed ½ teaspoon dried sage, crushed ½ teaspoon pepper ½ cup dried bow-tie pasta 3 cup torn fresh spinach 1 recipe Garlic Toasts (see recipe, below; optional) Garlic Toast 8 0.5 inch slices baguette-style French bread 1 tablespoon garlic-infused olive oil 2 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese Directions 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. Garlic Toast 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 198 Calories 2g Fat 41g Carbs 8g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 198 % Daily Value * Total Fat 2g 3% Sodium 1313mg 57% Total Carbohydrate 41g 15% Total Sugars 14g Protein 8g Vitamin C 45.5mg 227% Calcium 111.1mg 9% Iron 4.7mg 26% *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.