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Pesto Soup with White Beans

While you may not immediately think soup when you think pesto, this crockpot soup will quickly rewire your thinking.

  • 1 pound white beans, soaked overnight then simmered until tender
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 leeks, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 pound green beans, diced
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 2 sage leaves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 quarts hot water
  • 2 ounces vermicelli or thin spaghetti broken into 1-inch pieces, cooked
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  • Pesto
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 basil leaves, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients except for the pesto and pasta in a crockpot and cook on high for 1 hour. Turn the heat to low and cook for an additional 6-8 hours. Mix together the pesto ingredients and then add it and the pasta to the crockpot, stir and serve.

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