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Veronica Gantley shares a recipe for a meatless meal that can be prepared in the slow cooker.

Here we are into our second week of Lent. Today I will show you how to prepare another meatless meal that won't break the bank. This is also a slow cooker soup that doesn't need a lot of hands on time. Who wouldn't love that?

Pasta Fagoli Soup

2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth

2 cans (14 ounces)  green beans

3 large carrots chopped

1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

3 medium zucchini

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon tubetti, ditilini or small shell pasta, uncooked

1/2 cup grated Asiago or Romano cheese



Quarter and chop the zucchini.

Combine broth, carrots, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, oil, garlic, basil and oregano in the slow cooker


Mix well.

Cover cook on low 3-4 hours.


Stir in pasta. cover cook on low 1 hour or until pasta is tender.

Peace be with you,


Copyright 2012 Veronica Gantley
Photos copyright 2012 Veronica Gantley