CROCK POT ZUPPA TOSCANA


This crock pot zuppa toscana soup is an Olive Garden copycat recipe that makes it easy to bring the taste of Italy home. An easy dinner for busy weekdays!"

ingredients
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 russet potato diced
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1 pinch pepper to taste
  • 4 cup chicken broth 32 oz
  • water see recipe instructions
  • 1 bunch kale stems removed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan shredded (for topping)
instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown and crumble hot Italian sausage, about 5-8 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until some of the onion begins to turn opaque (no need to cook onion completely at this point). Drain grease from skillet.
  2. In a 6oz crock pot (or bigger), add cooked sausage and veggies and diced potato. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour chicken broth on top. There should be enough broth to cover the tops of the potatoes; if there isn't, add up to 2 cups water.
  3. Gently stir ingredients, cover crock pot, and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  4. Remove lid from crock pot and add kale and heavy whipping cream, then stir to combine.
  5. Cover crock pot and cook on HIGH for another 30 minutes.
  6. Serve zuppa toscana immediately with shredded parmesan cheese as garnish.