Crock-Pot Zuppa Toscana

Have a craving for some classic, slow-cooked, super rich, potato and sausage soup tonight? Don’t head to your local Italian restaurant— grab your crock-pot! This absolutely delicious Zuppa Toscana is easy to make and SO satisfying and hearty, making it the perfect dish when you want to feel really cozy but just don’t have a lot of time to put it all together. All you need is some sausage, some veggies, and your slow cooker, and you can have this amazing Tuscan soup in just a few hours. Watch and learn how.

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You’ll Need

–1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
–3 medium russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges
–3 minced garlic cloves
–1 large yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
–½ teaspoon kosher salt
–¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
–4 cups chicken broth
–½ cup grated Parmesan, plus more for individual servings
–1 large bunch kale, leaves stripped from the stalks and chopped (about 2 cups chopped kale leaves)
–¾ cup heavy cream

How To

  1. Crumble the sausage into a medium skillet and brown over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the sausage, potatoes, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, chicken broth and Parmesan to the crockpot
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours.
  4. Stir in the kale and cook on high for 10 more minutes, or until the kale is wilted but still bright green.
  5. Enjoy!


  • If you want thicker soup, mash up some of the cooked potatoes at the end of cooking!