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Winter Minestrone

Looking for slow cooker recipes? Try this minestrone soup recipe from Breville.


  • 1 cup dried cannellini beans

  • 4 cups hot water

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 rashers bacon, finely diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 2 sticks celery, diced

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes

  • 6 cups chicken stock

  • 60g small macaroni (or any small pasta)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Pesto and fresh basil leaves to serve


  • 1.

    Place dried cannellini beans into the Fast Slow Cooker’s cooking bowl and cover with hot water. Select the pressure cook setting and cook for 30 minutes on a medium pressure.

  • 2.

    Once timer is “0” and 5 beeps sound, release pressure. Open lid and drain off liquid. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Selecting the sauté/sear setting, add oil, bacon, onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in carrots and celery and continue cooking for a further 4 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook for 1 minute, before stirring in canned tomatoes, chicken stock, beans and pasta.

  • 4.

    Pressure cook ingredients on a low pressure for 20 minutes.

  • 5.

    Once timer is “0” and 5 beeps sound, release pressure. Open lid and season with salt and pepper.

  • 6.

    Ladle soup into large serving bowls and drizzle over a generous dollop of pesto and scatter over basil.

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