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  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      6 hr

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Vegetarian

By Katy Holder

Published 2018

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This hearty soup is a great way to introduce kids to vegetables like celery, which softens and mellows with slow cooking. To make this vegan, leave out the parmesan and top with toasted pepitas and sunflower seeds instead.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed


Put the oil, onion, garlic, celery, carrot, chopped basil stalks (not leaves), tomatoes, beans and stock into the slow cooker and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir gently, then cook on low for 5 hours.

Add the spaghetti and zucchini and cook for 30 minutes, or until the pasta and vegetables are tender.

Serve topped with the grated parmesan and basil leav