Farmhouse Minestrone Soup
Red Beans, Split Peas, Onion, Garlic, Sun Dried Tomato, Salt, Basil, Spices (Including Paprika), Parsley, Sugar, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Barley Malt Extract, Macaroni, Natural Flavors, Pepper
10 cups water
1 package Halladay's Farmhouse Minestrone soup, divided
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
½ lb. sweet Italian sausage, cooked and drained (or cooked, diced ham)
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 (15.5 oz.) can cannellini beans
1 medium zucchini
In a slow cooker, combine water, beans and spice mixture from package, tomatoes and sausage, reserving pasta for later. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. In a medium skillet, sauté carrots and celery until soft, about 3-5 minutes; add to soup in the last 2 hours of cooking. Add pasta, cannellini beans and zucchini in the last hour of cooking. Salt and pepper to taste.
For a vegetarian version, remove sausage from recipe or substitute for vegan sausage.