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Slow Cooker Minestrone Stew

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Slow Cooker Minestrone Stew

This hearty minestrone stew calls for garden vegetable soup (such as Progresso Vegetable Classics), turkey Italian sausage, and gluten-free macaroni. It’s easy to customize with an vegetables, legumes, or herbs you happen to have on hand.

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (19.5 ounce) gluten-free sweet Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 2 cans (18 ounceeach) garden vegetable soup, such as Progresso Vegetable Classics
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounce) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (6 ounce) tomato paste
  • 1 cup uncooked gluten-free elbow macaroni (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 Teaspoon gluten-free Italian seasoning
  • 1 can (28 ounce) organic diced tomatoes, undrained, such as Muir Glen

Directions

 In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix sausage and all remaining ingredients except macaroni and cheese.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 hours.

Stir macaroni into slow cooker. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 20 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.