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Italian vegetable-bean stew

4
2
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
10 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
10 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Nearly every ingredient in this rich vegetarian stew (carrots, beans, mushrooms, and more) goes into the slow cooker at once. Then just start it and walk away!

Ingredients

Uncooked Yukon gold potato(es)

¾ pound(s), scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks

Uncooked carrot(s)

3 medium, cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices

Uncooked onion(s)

1 large, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

3 clove(s), medium, minced

Fennel seed

1 tsp(s), lightly crushed

Ground oregano

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

¾ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Canned kidney beans

15½ oz, (1 can) red variety, rinsed and drained

Stewed tomato(es)

14½ oz, (1 can), Italian-style variety

Cremini mushroom(s)

10 oz, (1 package), halved or quartered if large

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, large size, red variety, cut into 1-inch pieces

Fat free vegetable broth

¾ cup(s), or water

Grated Pecorino Romano cheese

½ cup(s)

Fresh parsley

6 sprig(s), coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a 5- or 6-qt slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, and onion. Stir in garlic, fennel seeds, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Top with beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell pepper. Add broth, stirring to combine. Cover and cook until vegetables are fork-tender, 4 to 5 hours on High or 8 to 10 hours on Low.
  2. About 15 minutes before cooking time is up, stir in green beans. Divide stew evenly among 6 large shallow bowls; sprinkle with Pecorino Romano and parsley.
  3. Per serving: 1 1/2 cups stew and generous 1 tbsp cheese