Crock Pot Winter Minestrone Recipe:
1 pound uncooked Italian or pork sausage links, sliced
2-1/2 cups peeled winter squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
1-1/2 cups peeled potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 cup water
1. In a large skillet cook the sausage until brown; drain well. In crockpot place squash, potatoes, onion, garlic, beans,tomatoes and sage. Top with sausage. Pour broth and water over all.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 hours.
Makes 8 servings.