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20 Cozy Crock-Pot Soup Recipes That Cook Themselves

12/27/2012 01:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2013
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Written by Adriana Velez on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

I would love it if I came home from work and found a hot, fragrant, hearty soup waiting for me. How can I make that happen -- without the use of magic or takeout? With the Crock-Pot, of course! Slow cookers to the rescue. You just throw in the ingredients at the beginning of the day (or maybe the night before), leave for work, and then ta-da! Dinner for everyone.

We've compiled a list of 20 soup recipes written just for the slow cooker. And guess what we found out? There's a Crock-Pot recipe for just about every soup out there. So enjoy a whole season of cozy Crock-Pot soups.

Pho (Vietnamese beef and noodle soup)

Italian Wedding Soup via Food.com

Ingredients:

16 1/2 ounces meatballs
6 cups chicken broth
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
2 ounces frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
Garlic salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup romano cheese
1/4 cup acini di pepe pasta (small pasta)

Directions:

1. Pop the meatballs in the microwave for 1 minute on defrost so you can quarter them.

2. Combine rest of ingredients except pasta in Crock-Pot and cook all day on low.

3. Add the pasta during the last hour of cooking.

By the way, here's a few tips on making those soups extra tasty.

Do you have a favorite Crock-Pot soup recipe?

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