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Sydney Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup Recipe

Sydney Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup Recipe

By Kelsey Banfield

As the temperature begins to drop it is time to start thinking about soup. One of our favorites is this awesome slow-cooker vegetable soup that is chock full of veggies. Every bite is colorful, healthy, and satisfying. I named it after Sydney in the movie Finding Nemo because it is so varied and exciting. The interesting textures and colors remind me of the ocean beneath Sydney as well as the skyline above the water. This easy recipe is perfect for fall school nights. Serve it with a salad and a little bread for sopping up the broth! This recipe is part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living Campaign, a program that partners with parents to help them in their quest to raise healthy children.

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Sydney Slow Cooker Soup

Serves 8 to 10


  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, trimmed, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 1 large celery stalk, ends trimmed and finely chopped
  • 3 medium cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with juices
  • ½ pound fresh spinach, stems removed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ pound orzo pasta


1. In a small sauté pan warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and sauté for about five minutes, or until tender and translucent. Then, add the garlic and sauté for one more minute.

2. Scrape this mixture into a slow cooker and pour in the tomatoes, spinach, basil, chicken stock and water. Cook on low for 2 hours. Then, add the orzo and cook for 1 more hour, or until pasta is tender.