Slow Cooker Italian Vegetarian Bean Soup on AMFT
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I hope you have a tasty day surrounded by friends, family, turkey and stuffing. For today, I’m telling you about a recipe that would be perfect for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. It’s for a no-fuss super-easy slow-cooker vegetarian bean soup that I know you and your family will love. The best part is that it’s a healthy recipe so you can save up some of those calories for use at tomorrow’s big dinner.
This year I’m thankful for my slow cooker. I was once a skeptic. Truly. But after seeing all the delicious slow cooker recipes on Pinterest I started to realize that I was missing something. That something turned out to be the key to easy weeknight dinners.
Nowadays I use my slow cooker for dinner at least once a week. It’s so wonderful to know that dinner is taken care of early in the day and that I don’t have to think about it at all.
This slow cooker bean soup uses dry beans that are cooked in the slow cooker and then turned into a warm and wonderful weeknight soup.
I learned how to cook dried beans in a slow cooker over at Kalyn’s Kitchen. Once I tried the basic technique I realized that I could easily go from cooked beans to bean soup right inside my slow cooker.
And then this slow cooker vegetarian bean soup recipe was born.
The flavors in this bean soup recipe remind me of the flavors in Italian sausage: Fennel, garlic, chili and oregano. (You can absolutely add cooked sausage to it at the end before serving. Or leave it as it is for a hearty vegetarian bean soup).
Click here to head over to Around My Family Table and get the recipe for my Slow Cooker Italian Vegetarian Bean Soup.
Why is my recipe on Around My Family Table? During 2013, every second month I did a guest post for Wendy at Around My Family Table. I’m sad to say that this vegetarian bean soup was the last one. I really enjoyed working with Wendy and loved having my recipes featured on her site. She has a wonderful blog full of delicious food and wonderful tips. And she’s a great person who has become a dear friend. I hope you check out Wendy’s site and love her and her recipes as much as I do. Here are the other recipes of mine that have been on her blog this past year:
What is your favorite thing to cook in a slow cooker? Since I’m still new to it, I’d love to hear your ideas. Scroll down to the comment section to tell me what you love.