There’s nothing quite like a hearty pot of soup for a weeknight meal. A slow cooker makes it unbelievably easy to pull off, even on a busy weekday. Minestrone soup, by definition, is packed with nutritious vegetables and beans. This one also has flavorful sausage. Using potato gnocchi instead of the usual pasta gives it an interesting twist, too.
You can use sweet or spicy sausage here, depending on your personal taste. Buy it loose or remove the casings before cooking. Crusty bread for dunking makes a hearty side for this one-pot meal. The whole family is going to love it.