Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana - a simple soup recipe that's based of an Olive Garden favorite. |

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana - a simple soup recipe that's based off an Olive Garden favorite.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crockpot soup, slow cooker soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 310kcal
Author Randa Derkson


  • 1 lb ground hot Italian sausage 6-7 links, not including the casings
  • 2-3 strips of bacon cubed
  • 2 large russet baking potatoes cubed
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups kale torn by hand
  • 2 cans chicken broth canned works better than in a box
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional


  • In a medium skillet, over medium heat, scramble fry the hot Italian sausage and bacon. Drain the fat.
  • Add all the ingredients (except for the cream) to the slow cooker, cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low on 8-10 hours.
  • Right before serving, add 1 cup of cream, stir and heat through.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 470mg | Vitamin A: 3085IU | Vitamin C: 36.6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.4mg