salt and pepper to taste (I used about 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper)
1cupshredded parmesan or Italian blend cheese
Add all ingredients except for Italian cheese to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours on high, or 4-5 hours on low.
Stir all ingredients together. Top with cheese, cover and allow to cook for another 15 minutes or so until cheese is melty. Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley if desired and serve.
This serves 4 as a main dish but you could easily half the recipe and serve it up as a side dish too! If you don't need/want the recipe to be vegetarian you can sub chicken broth for the vegetable broth if desired.