I am a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network and this slow cooker minestrone recipe is sponsored by Cans Get You Cooking.
Does your pantry kind of look like a “cantry”? Ours definitely does. If you open our cupboard doors you’ll find them fully stocked with cans of vegetables, fruit, broth, stock, beans and more.
Growing up we always had canned and jarred foods on hand. The winters were unpredictable and a full “cantry” meant that even in the middle of a blizzard you could have a flavorful meal made with ingredients picked at the peak of ripeness, locking in their fresh taste. Even on a beautiful, sunny day canned foods are a great shortcut to getting dinner on the table.
One of our favorite meals to make using canned ingredients in a slow cooker minestrone I’ve been making for a few years now. It’s on a short list of recipes that my husband specifically requests over and over. I’m always happy to oblige because in addition to tasting amazing, it’s so easy to put together!