Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta

Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta

I’ve been making an effort to incorporate more meatless dishes into my family’s regular rotation lately. As I have also been crazy obsessed with my slow cooker, I was beyond thrilled to try out this Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta! Since my basil is doing great in the garden right now, I decided to make my own pesto for this recipe. You can find that recipe here: Homemade Basil Pesto.

Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta

This recipe is really quick and is full of high-protein beans and healthy vegetables. Begin by chopping up two bell peppers, I used red and orange, and thinly slicing one medium onion. Mince 5 cloves garlic. Add these to a 6 quart slow cooker, along with two 15.5 oz cans cannelllini beans (rinsed), one 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes (undrained), 4 teaspoons Italian seasoning, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. 

Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta

Pour one cup water over veggies and stir well to combine. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or high for 3.5 – 4.5 hours. I cooked mine on high for 3.5 hours. When it is almost finished, prepare 12 ounces penne pasta according to the package directions. 

Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta

When the dish has finished cooking, transfer it using a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Add your prepared pesto and pasta. Stir to combine. 

Pesto Bean Slow Cooker Pasta

Top each serving with a little shaved Parmesan cheese and enjoy!


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Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta
Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta
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This Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta will be one of your favorite Meatless Monday dishes! High-protein beans are featured in this simple slow cooker recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-9 or 3.5-4.5
Servings Prep Time
8 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-9 or 3.5-4.5
Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta
Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta
Print Recipe
This Pesto Veggie Slow Cooker Pasta will be one of your favorite Meatless Monday dishes! High-protein beans are featured in this simple slow cooker recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-9 or 3.5-4.5
Servings Prep Time
8 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-9 or 3.5-4.5
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add the first nine ingredients to a 6 quart slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours or high 3.5-4.5 hours. Prepare pasta when time is about up.
  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer bean mixture to a large bowl. Add pasta and pesto and stir to combine. Top each serving with the Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Click link for recipe: Homemade Basil Pesto. Alternatively, you could use 7 ounces purchased pesto.

If you like this recipe, make sure to check out all my other great slow cooker recipes in the Slow Cooker Category!

Recipe modified from Better Homes and Gardens, "Year-Round Slow Cooker Recipes," 2015.

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