One-Pot Healthy and Hearty Tuscan Minestrone Soup. Brimming with rich Italian tomato flavour, this is an easy slow cooker soup. Set it and forget it!

One-Pot Healthy Tuscan Minestrone Soup

A set-it-and-forget-it hearty Italian Minestrone soup made in your slow cooker. Rich robust flavours from Italian herbs, tomatoes, fennel and cannellini beans.
Course Soups and Chowders
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 113kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 2 cups onion finely diced
  • 1 cup fennel finely diced
  • 6 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock, or vegetable stock
  • 1 28 oz can tomatoes, preferably San Marzano
  • 1 14 oz can cannellini beans, or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups finely diced fresh kale ribs and stems removed (or spinach)
  • 2 chunks Parmigiano Reggiano rind (optional)
  • 1 cup coarsely grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for garnish (optional)


  • Combine the first 12 ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  • One hour before serving, add the cannellini beans, kale or spinach and Parmesan rinds. Continue cooking, covered.
  • Remove rinds, ladle into bowls and serve garnished with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.


This recipe makes 8 servings so you would need a 4 or 5-quart slow-cooker.
Nutrition information does not include optional Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8345IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.2mg