winter minestrone

By highlandcitygirl

  • 1 pound uncooked italian or pork sausage links, cut into 3/4 inch slice

  • 2 1/2 cups peeled winter squash, such as butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 1 1/2 cups cubed potatoes

  • 2 medium fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into i inch pieces

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 tps. dried sage, crushed

  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 4 cups chopped kale or fresh spinach

  1. in a large skillet cook the sausage until brown; drain well. in a 5-to-6 quart crockery cooker place squash, potatoes,fennel, onion,garlic, bean, and sage. top with sausage. pour broth and wine over all. cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 -5 hours. stir in kale or spinach. cover and cook 5 mintues more. makes 8 servings

Nutritional Facts

calories 315
total fat(g) 14
saturated fat(g)5
monounsaturated fat(g)7
poyunsaturated fat(g)2
cholestrol (mg)38
sodium (mg) 933
carbohydrates (g)27
total sugar (g)1
fiber (g)14
protein (g)16
vitamin a (dv%)61
vitamin c (dv%)69
calcium (dv%) 11
iron (dv%)13

dinner soup slow cooker filling gluten free dairy free b vitamins

2 replies

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-05 08:29:40 -0600 Report

Oh yes, I like slow cookers but yet I can get 2 different soups on at one time and this one I don't need to worry about. That is my weekend palns , to get all my different soup ingredients. My one cousin is coming for the weekend and she will be making soups for both of us to keep in quat containers so they will be there when we want something nice and hot…Thanks Barb…Debe

Avera 2009-02-04 23:43:51 -0600 Report

Minestrone is one of myvery favorite soups. It has just enough spices to really make it interesting. The sage in this recipe will add somewhat of an exotic flavor.