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Crockpot Zuppa Toscana Soup - Easy Recipe - FamilyFreshMeals.com

Crockpot Zuppa Toscana Soup

This Crockpot Zuppa Toscana Soup recipe is a traditional Italian soup and is super rich and satisfying. It’s loaded up with bacon, sausage, and more!
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 310kcal (16%)Carbohydrates: 19g (6%)Protein: 19g (38%)Fat: 39g (60%)Saturated Fat: 15g (75%)Cholesterol: 94mg (31%)Sodium: 1299mg (54%)Potassium: 986mg (28%)Fiber: 3g (12%)Vitamin A: 1620IU (32%)Vitamin C: 30.1mg (36%)Calcium: 137mg (14%)Iron: 5.4mg (30%)