Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so delicious and the slow cooker makes it so easy. If you love Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, you are going to go crazy over this tasty recipe.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe

There is something so comforting and satisfying about eating a warm bowl of soup. The creaminess of this copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup crockpot recipe can’t be beat.

This soup is rich and creamy but not so heavy that you can’t enjoy it year round. The kale helps to lighten it up and make it the perfect soup to enjoy even in the warmer months.

The Italian sausage makes this soup hearty and delicious so that even those with big appetites will love this soup. You know the ones that turn their noses up at soup? Well, even they will love this soup. 🙂

It is that good!

Make sure you have a good crock pot to make Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker which is so convenient.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

You can also try Zuppa Toscana instant pot version if you have a pressure cooker.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.

What do you need to make Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana?

  • ground Italian sausage
  • minced garlic
  • onion
  • russet potatoes
  •  salt and pepper
  • chicken broth
  • kale
  • heavy whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese

How do you make Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe:

I love my slow cooker! Just toss everything and go.

First you need to brown the ground sausage before putting in the crock pot. If you have a Ninja cooking system, you can brown the meat in the same pot. I have one and love this feature.

Next, put the seasonings and potatoes in the crock pot with the ground sausage.

Make sure everything is combined really well and cook on low.

30 minutes before serving, add the whipping cream and chopped kale.

It is optional but we love to top with Parmesan Cheese.

Keep reading for the full recipe.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.

DO YOU HAVE TO USE KALE?

No, you don’t. You can use spinach if you prefer in this soup.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH ITALIAN SOUP?

This meal is budget friendly and easy to feed a crowd. Serve this amazing soup with warm bread like Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe  and you can’t go wrong.

You definitely want something to dip into this amazing soup. We also love this Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe.

Thy are perfect for dipping and so yummy. You can get every last drop of that delicious soup.

If you don’t have time to make bread sticks, grab some french bread from the bakery. Yum!

You can’t go wrong with this Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup Crockpot recipe.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.

HOW LONG IS ZUPPA TOSCANA GOOD FOR IN THE FRIDGE?

If you store the soup in a sealed container, it can typically last 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.

CAN YOU FREEZE ZUPPA TOSCANA?

Yes, you can. We do not often have leftovers but when we do, I love to freeze it.

It is perfect to grab for a quick lunch during the week or another fantastic dinner idea.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.

I like to use a freezer bag to freeze the soup because it will lay flat in the freezer. This helps to save a lot of space when you make this easy zuppa toscana soup crockpot recipe.

Extra tips for Crock pot Zuppa Toscana:

This recipe like many calls for diced onions. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

Sometimes, I saute the onion in a little olive oil before putting in the crockpot but that is optional.

Try crock pot zuppa toscana with bacon for even more flavor.

Your family will love this Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup!

It reminds me of potato soup but heartier thanks to the sausage. You can even try using hot Italian sausage with red pepper flakes for a little more heat.

I prefer using the crock pot but you can make this on the stove top in a skillet over medium heat if you prefer.  Our family loves this soup!

Once you try Olive Garden Copycat Recipe, you can enjoy it all the time at home.

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.

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Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe is so tasty and the crockpot makes it simple. If you love Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you are going to really enjoy this.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 45 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Soup
Calories 563
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 russet potatoes diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bunch kale stems removed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese for toppings

Instructions

  • Brown the ground sausage and drain any remaining fat.
  • Add to the slow cooker. I used a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Place in the minced garlic, onion, potato, salt, pepper, and broth.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours on low.
  • 30 minutes before eating stir in the whipping cream and the chopped kale.
  • Cover the crock pot and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  • Stir and serve.
  • Top with parmesan cheese when serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 563kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 20g, Fat 41g, Saturated Fat 19g, Cholesterol 115mg, Sodium 1081mg, Potassium 1008mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 1565IU, Vitamin C 21.9mg, Calcium 130mg, Iron 2.6mg

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  1. Just wondering if you could substitute frozen diced hash brown potatoes and, if so, how much do you think?

  2. We love this recipe as is, however I’m curious to see if it will taste as great substituting cauliflower for the potatoes for a healthier version? Would the cooking time change?

  3. 5 stars
    My favorite soup. I love the Italian sausage. I use a handful of chopped spinach instead of kale because I usually have spinach in the freezer. So delicious and easy to make.