Slow Cooker Meatball Minestrone

Souper Bowl Week continues with this hearty Slow Cooker Meatball Minestrone. It’s a satisfying one pot meal that only takes 15 minutes to prep!

This Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup is an easy and comforting winter meal.

I’m not a very critical movie goer. I enjoy watching a flick on a Friday night, but I’m generally pretty easy to please. Give me a good story, a few laughs, and maybe a heart warming moment or two, and I’m good. While the movies I absolutely love are few, there are also very few movies I hate. But boy, when I do hate a movie, I can’t help but talk about it.

This may be one of the most controversial things I’ll ever say on the blog, but here goes. I hated Boyhood. Go ahead and wring me up, argue, praise it until the cows come home. On this, I won’t be swayed. The Mr. and I rented the movie last weekend thinking it was a sure bet. I mean, a coming of age movie filmed over 12 years with the same actors that also happens to be nominated for Best Picture?? How could it not be good?

It wasn’t until two hours later when the Mr. and I looked at each other with the same Dear God, when is this movie going to end? expression, that I realized this might not have been the sure bet we thought it was. Granted, the concept is pretty exceptional, and the first half kept my attention, but 2+ hours in, I was over it. The movie paints with such a broad brush, it’s difficult to really dig in and see the impact of any one moment, or experience the ways these individual moments change and shape the young boy. Instead, the movie left me feeling detached, frustrated, and honestly? bored out of my mind.

Slow Cooker Meatball Minestrone from Neighborfoodblog.com

Whew, glad I got that off my chest. While I cannot endorse Boyhood, there is something else I can recommend on this strong-opinion Wednesday, and it comes in the form of this satisfying Slow Cooker Meatball Minestrone.

This soup has all the signs of a winner. It’s easy to make, packed with winter vegetables, and studded with big, fat meatballs. The soup is made in your slow cooker, which allows all the veggies, beans, and meatballs to really soak up the flavor of the broth and get nice and comfy cozy together.

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup from Neighborfoodblog.com

This is one of the easiest soups ever. It requires a bit of chopping, but other than that, this is a dump-and-slow-cook-recipe. It’s best served with a heaping pile of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and plenty of crusty buttered bread for sopping up any leftover juices.

You can trust the reviews on this one, I promise. This soup delivers, and so do these other highly acclaimed picks from my friends!

Slow Cooker Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup from Melanie Makes

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup from Jelly Toast

As part of Souper Bowl week, we’re giving away a gorgeous 5 quart Le Creuset French Oven. Be sure to scroll down after the recipe to find out how to enter!
Click here to get the recipe!

Leave a Comment

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with Tater Tots

It's Souper Bowl Week here on NeighborFood which means my friends and I are loading you up with comforting soup recipes fit for any Super Bowl party or cold winter night. I'm kicking off the festivities with this Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup loaded with crispy bacon, tater tots, and cheddar cheese PLUS a Le Creuset [...]

The Best Slow Cooker Recipes from Bloggers

There is something for everyone in this collection of The Best Slow Cooker Recipes from over 80 bloggers. From overnight breakfasts, slurpable soups, and decadent desserts, your crock pot can be put to work for any meal of the day! I hope you all have been loving Slow Cooker January as much as I have! The [...]

Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Queso

Crock Pot Queso Dip Image

Just three ingredients is all you need to make this dreamy Slow Cooker Queso.  Today you're going to learn things about me I should probably be embarrassed to admit. Like the fact that I threw a block of processed cheese, a jar of salsa, and a pound of sausage in the crock pot then proceeded [...]

Slow Cooker Sausage and Pepper Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Sausage and Pepper Breakfast Casserole thumbnail

Let your crock pot make breakfast while you're sleeping with this easy Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole packed with sausage, peppers, and cheese! You know those infomercials where they show people struggling with simple tasks before Miracle Product XYZ entered their lives? This part of the infomercial is always in black and white and usually features a frazzled [...]

Slow Cooker Honey Nut Granola

Slow Cooker Honey Nut Granola

This Honey Nut Granola recipe is made easy with the help of your slow cooker!  My love for granola is well documented on this blog. It's my favorite late night snack, breakfast, and on-the-go pick me up. After experimenting with savory granola, I didn't really think there was much else that could shake up my [...]

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Green Beans

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

These Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken is drenched in a dreamy white wine lemon sauce and smothered with capers, artichokes, mushrooms, and green beans. It's a healthy and super flavorful one pot meal! One of the best things about using the slow cooker is how easy it is. There's not much more to it than dumping [...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

If you're looking for a way to spice up your dinner routine, try these Slow Cooker Chicken Chilaquiles. You'll never want regular nachos again!  Last week, we were having dinner with friends before the Ohio State vs. Alabama game, and someone asked me if I'm the kind of fan who yells at the TV. I [...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches thumbnail

These Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches are so easy, even my kitchen-clueless college self could make them. I was not a kid who loved to cook from a young age. I didn't often help with dinner preparation, and I had no desire to spend my free time in the kitchen. Granted, I've always loved eating food, but [...]

about me page

Sign up to receive new posts by email:

Cozy Fall Favorites

slow-cooker-white-chicken-chili-275
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
autumn-sangria-275
Autumn Sangria
crockpot-applesauce-275
Crock Pot Applesauce
amish-peanut-butter-275
5 Minute Amish Peanut Butter
meatball-subs-275 Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Meatball Subs
Sunday Supper Movement
myTaste.com