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Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

If you love this classic favorite soup from a restaurant then you will love making your own at home! Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana is packed full of juicy sausage, tender potatoes and tons of flavor!
Servings 4
Calories 633kcal


  • 1 pound Italian Sausage
  • ½ pound Yukon gold potatoes
  • ½ sweet yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup frozen kale
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 pieces thick cut cooked bacon chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  • Add ground sausage to multi cooker or skillet over medium high heat and cook through
  • Transfer to slow cooker
  • Scrub and dice potatoes and add to slow cooker along with diced onion, garlic and red pepper flakes
  • Add kale and chicken broth and cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
  • Stir in cream, cooked bacon and salt and pepper to taste


To thicken the soup even more, you can whisk 2 tablespoons cornstarch or flour mixed with an equal amount of water and then slowly stir into soup. Let heat through an additional 30 minutes on high to thicken.


Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1405mg | Potassium: 813mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2110IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 3.8mg