Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Minestrone Casserole

With a 20-minute prep time, a hearty pasta casserole can be assembled in the morning on even the busiest days.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 6 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 5

Ingredients

3
medium carrots, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup water
2
teaspoons sugar
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15 to 16 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (6 oz) Italian-style tomato paste
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen cut green beans (from 12-oz bag), thawed
1
cup uncooked elbow macaroni (3 1/2 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except green beans, macaroni and cheese.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Stir in green beans and macaroni. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook about 20 minutes longer or until beans and macaroni are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    345
    (
    Calories from Fat
    55),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    1060mg
    1060%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    67g
    67%
    (Dietary Fiber
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    32%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 1 Vegetable;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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