Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup – An incredibly flavorful italian soup! Sausage, potatoes, kale, and onions slow cooker together with a creamy broth and delicious blend of spices. This Olive Garden copycat recipe is a great way to feed a crowd and is so easy to make!
Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup
It’s Freaky Friday time again! This time, it is our Winter Edition and I am so excited to share my zuppa toscana soup recipe from Bowl Me Over with you guys! Freaky Friday is where a bunch of bloggers are all assigned different blogs and we make a recipe from their site to share! None of us know who is assigned to our site so it ends up a fun surprise and a great way to get to know each other and our sites better! It is organized by Michaela from An Affair from the Heart and it’s so fun!
For this round, I was assigned Bowl Me Over and I was so excited! Debra is an amazing person who is passionate about giving back to the community and volunteering which is so incredible plus she is a foodie too the core with fantastic recipes that I can’t wait to try like her Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup (I have all of the ingredients for that, definitely making that next week!), Korean Style Beef Broccoli Rice Bowl, and Cranberry Orange Granola! If you haven’t been to her site before, go check it out!
As soon as I saw this zuppa toscana recipe in her archives, I knew this was what I had to make! I had been dying to try making zuppa toscana for a while now and her recipe was super easy and approachable so I gave it a try! This soup is seriously AMAZING! It is packed with so much flavor and it is super easy to make! The biggest change I made was I transformed it into a slow cooker meal! I am obsessed with my slow cooker and use it as often as I can, especially when it comes to soups. I just love have all of the flavor soak into together all day while the meal cooks.
The first time I had zuppa toscana at Olive Garden many years ago and was just blown away by it. Making it at home as an Olive Garden copycat recipe is so much cheaper and it feeds a crowd!
Tips on slow cooker zuppa toscana soup recipe
- If you want to make it even spicier, you can do up to 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. I used about 1/8 tsp and it was on the edge of my super low spice threshold so don’t go too overboard!
- I used THIS slow cooker, it worked great!
- If you don’t want to use a slow cooker, check out the original recipe HERE.
- You can substitute kale for spinach.
- Turkey sausage is a great substitute for the italian sausage.
- Top it with parmesan and some bacon! Adding a bit of cheese takes this soup to the next level and you really can’t got wrong with bacon!
- I used heavy whipping cream because I wanted to make it a bit thicker but the original recipe calls for half and half. Either will work great.
Check out all of the other amazing Freaky Friday recipes!
A Dish of Daily Life – Cucumber Salsa
An Affair from the Heart – Arancini (Three Cheese Fried Risotto Balls)
A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures – Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip
Bacon Fatte – Spiced Bakery Style Ginger Pear Muffins
Bowl Me Over – Beef Tips and Gravy
The Devilish Dish – Chocolate Covered Snickers Strawberries
Full Belly Sisters – Easy Crockpot Cesar Chicken
LeMoine Family Kitchen – Frittata Ranchera Black Bean Salad
Life Currents – Garlic Sesame Noodles
Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf
Mildly Meandering – Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup
Plattertalk – Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Seduction in the Kitchen – Reuben Meatball Casserole
Take Two Tapas – BLT Bacon Cups with Avocado
The Foodie Affair – Pineapple Bread Pudding
West Via Midwest – Spicy Smoke Sauced Shrimp
Who Needs a Cape? – Cheez-It Fiesta Baked Chicken
Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana
Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup - An incredibly flavorful italian soup! Sausage, potatoes, kale, and onions slow cooker together with a creamy broth and delicious blend of spices. This Olive Garden copycat recipe is a great way to feed a crowd and is so easy to make!
- 1/2 lbs italian sausage mild
- 1/3 cup onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 4 russet potatoes
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 bunch kale stems removed and chopped
In a large pan, brown sausage over medium heat with garlic and onions. Drain off extra grease before transferring to large slow cooker.
Add sausage, onions, garlic, diced potatoes, chicken broth, bay leaf, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the slow cooker. Set to HIGH and cook for 3-4 hours or LOW and cook for 5-6 hours.
30 minutes before serving, pour in heavy whipping cream and kale. Stir to combine.
Adapted from Bowl Me Over