• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 4 hours
  • Serves: 6

Crockpot Zuppa Toscana Soup

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 Ingredients List

  • 6-7 slices of bacon, cooked and diced, reserving 1 slice for a topping.
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, ground (For a lighter version, you can also use turkey sausage, such as Jimmy Jean Turkey Sausage)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 ½ lbs baby yellow potatoes, cubed into bite-sized pieces (no need to peel. NOTE: you can use russet potatoes, but you will need to peel those.)
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 ½ cups half and half ( you can use fat free half and half for a lighter version)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Over a medium heat brown brown sausage, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Once meat starts to brown, add in onions and garlic. Continue until meet is cooked through. Drain grease off.
In a 5-6 qt slow-cooker, place sausage mixture, diced bacon (remember to save about 1 slice for topping) broth, and potatoes.
Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Once cooking time is up, add in spinach, and half and half. Stir, recover and cook for on HIGH for 20-30 more minutes.
Serve topped with your reserved bacon and some yummy crusty bread!

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