Cookbook author Stacy Adimando contributed this hearty recipe for the classic Italian soup. She recommends using Mutti tomatoes and tomato paste for an authentic and fresh tomato base. Follow along in the video above as Adimando adds the vegetables in a certain order to build a deep and rich flavor. 
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A great  bowl of minestrone is hard not to love, but is even better with some fresh crabs thrown in and served alongside crabmeat stuffed shells. The crabmeat makes it a more substantial meal, and the minestrone is a great sauce for the shells.
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Need a hearty soup for Meatless Mondays? Throw this into your slow cooker before you leave for work in the morning. When you get home, the most amazing thyme- and sage-laced smells will be wafting through your house. All you’ll need to do is add the orzo, zucchini, and spinach to the pot and wait 30 minutes for a delicious, stick-to-your-ribs meal. You won’t even miss the meat.—  Shelby KinnairdClick here for more recipes from the Diabetic Foodie.Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
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