Slow Cooker Lentil Minestrone Soup

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[Editor's Note: In the wake of this busy season, I'm looking for quick dinners that have slow-cooked flavor. This lentil minestrone is perfect for that—add bread and a salad, and dinner's done! Plus, most of the (speedy) work is done in the morning when you throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker to simmer all day. --Genie]

Lentil Minestrone Soup Recipe

It's easy to throw together, uses household staples, and freezes and reheats VERY well. I kept it vegetarian, but Adam suggests I throw in a hambone next time. Sliced smoked sausage would be awesome, too.

Lentil Minestrone

Image Credit: A Year of Slow Cooking, used by permission.

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