If you like the Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup) at Olive Garden you are going to ♥♥♥Love♥♥♥ this recipe that you can make at home in your crock-pot. My husband actually made this for us the other night for dinner (served with a nice green salad and a baguette of bread. We are considering hosting an Italian inspired Thanksgiving dinner this year and serving this as the first course. It really is amazing!

Crock-Pot Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Crock-Pot Zuppa Toscana

Ingredients

1 Lb. Ground Italian Sausage (sweet or spicy depending on your preference)
1 Lb. Bacon, Chopped
1 Quart Water
2 (14.5 Oz.) Cans Chicken Broth (or 3 2/3 cups homemade
4 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes, Chopped into bite sized chunks (you can peel if you want to but we left the skins on)
1 Medium Onion, Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Cups Kale, Swiss Chard or Spinach, Roughly Chopped
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Salt & Pepper, To taste

Instructions

  1. In a skillet brown sausage, breaking into small pieces as you cook it, rinse and drain and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet brown bacon until crisp, drain and set aside.
  3. Place water, chicken broth, potatoes, onion, garlic, bacon, and sausage into crock-pot.
  4. Cover and cook 4-6 on low hours until potatoes are cooked fork tender.
  5. Add greens and whipping cream and stir to combine.
  6. Cover crock-pot and cook on low an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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