Now that the weather will be slowly cooling down, it’s time to break out your slow cooker! Maybe you’re like me and use yours year round, (like for my slow cooker honey balsamic pulled pork). When the weather gets cooler, I immediately want some comfort food, soups in particular! My husband’s favorite soup is Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, so naturally I wanted to find a way to have it at home (for way less money)!.
The classic zuppa toscana soup, in slow cooker form! It tastes WAY better than Olive Garden's, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

  • 1 lb ground Hot Italian sausage
  • 1 bag Simply Potatoes diced potatoes and onions (can substitute with 1 diced yellow onion and 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed)
  • 2 cloves large garlic minced
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 1/2 bunch kale (a couple of handfuls) de-stemmed and torn into bite sized
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes optional
  1. Heat large saute pan over medium high heat and brown sausage.
  2. Add minced garlic and stir to combine.
  3. Drain off the grease and then add sausage and garlic to the bottom of slow cooker.
  4. Add bag of diced potatoes and onion, cover with chicken stock and water (if necessary) to completely cover potatoes and sausage.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 (potatoes should be soft)
  1. Whisk together heavy cream and flour until well mixed. Pour into slow cooker, add kale and stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes until soup has thickened slightly.
  3. Taste, season according to your tastes, and serve
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