Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli

  • INGREDIENTS:
    • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 1 lb Sausage (I used TJs Sundried Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage)
    • 32 oz or 1 carton chicken or vegetable stock (plus 1 cup water)
    • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
    • 1 15 oz can great northern or cannellini beans
    • 1 yellow onion
    • 3-4 cloves garlic
    • 3 stalks celery
    • 2 large carrots
    • 1-2 bay leaves
    • fresh parsley
    • 1.5 teaspoons Italian seasoning (thyme, rosemary, oregano)
    • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1 cup ditalini pasta
    • 1 cup kale
    • parmesan

    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Heat oil in saute pan, Remove casings from sausages cook until lightly browned, breaking up into small pieces
    2. Add all other ingredients into crock pot except for pasta and kale and turn on low for 4 hours.
    3. Add in pasta and kale, turn the crock pot to high and cook for another 30 minutes until the pasta is al dante
    4. Divide into serving bowls and top with generous amounts of parmesan cheese

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