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The easy slow cooker soup recipe that rivals your favorite Italian restaurant's version
Forget going out when you're craving a hearty, comforting bowl of soup. Use your slow cooker to easily make a copycat minestrone that's just as good as any restaurant's, and bonus, you save money making it at home.
This simple copycat version of Olive Garden's minestrone soup uses vegetables like green beans, tomatoes, carrots and onions that are slow-cooked in vegetable broth. I added in some small-shaped pasta and lots of Italian herbs, but I also added my own little spin by throwing in lots of fresh baby spinach.
Serve this hearty soup nice and hot with a big slice of freshly baked Italian bread (or breadsticks if you're really going for the Olive Garden experience!) for dipping.