Crock Pot Veggie Kielbasa Soup

1/2 lb. reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 celery rib with leaves, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. ea.) reduced sodium chicken broth
1 can (15-1/2 oz.) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes, cut up, undrained
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
1 TB dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

In a nonstick skillet, saut? kielbasa over medium heat until lightly browned.

Add the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Saut? and stir for 5 minutes

or until
vegetables are tender. Transfer to a crock pot/slow cooker.

Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 8
to 9 hours.

Yield: 5 servings.