Crockpot Zuppa Toscana

Contributed By: Terry Borden


•½ Pound bacon, chopped
•1 Pound Hot Italian sausage
•½ cup onion, chopped
•2 Garlic cloves (pressed, crushed or finely chopped)
•3 Medium (or 2 large) russet potatoes, sliced
•4 Cups chicken stock (I use homemade stock, you could also use broth)
•2 Cups water
•3-4 Cups chopped kale
•1 Cup heavy cream
•Salt and pepper to taste


1.Brown bacon and sausage over medium high heat. While cooking, break up into small pieces. Add onion and garlic once meat is mostly cooked, and allow flavors to blend.
2.Add meat mixture to crockpot once cooked.
3.Add potatoes, chicken stock and water to crockpot.
4.Let cook on low for 3-4 hours.
5.Add chopped kale, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Let cook an additional 1-2 hours
and then turn down to warm to serve.
Serves 8

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Prep time
30 mins
Total time
about 7 hours.

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