This time I am leaving them on. That’s my heart crying for all the zuppa toscana crock pot recipe I’ve had to do without. Delish!!! I absolutely cannot tolerate eating potatoes with the skin on it. I don’t want to overcook and them become mush. So, as someone that is not normally a fan of kale but is a fan of this soup, I can confirm that kale can taste good – in the right circumstances. Only added a bit of hot pepper flakes. also thought there was butter! Remove lid from crock pot and add kale and heavy whipping cream, then stir to combine. LoL They mean the onions and garlic. I love this recipe, it’s a family favorite. This looks like such a delicious dinner! Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life and whenever I think about moving somewhere that’s consistently warm throughout the year because I sometimes (always) majorly dislike the frigid cold, I remember this exact time of year. Lorraine — Wish I could share some with you! In the vid I don’t see any VEGGIES put in the crock pot with the sausage. In my crockpot it took 5 hours to cook the potatoes (Yukon Gold unpeeled) and an additional 40 minutes on high to cook the kale. Here, however? I made this for my parents, since it’s the only thing my Mom likes at Olive Garden, and they INHALED it! I had to read it multiple times too. Pour chicken broth on top. Cover and cook 4 to 5 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low until potatoes are tender. No bitterness, but stands up to the potatoes. Added the kale and cream as directed and cooked on low saute setting for 20 minutes. sign up to receive new posts via email + get a free baking conversions chart: ©2020 Girl Versus Dough. OMG!!!! I have never had the Olive Garden version but no need to even try it after enjoying this version so much. I used half and half cream not whipping cream only because I had it on hand. Add cooked sausage to 6-quart slow cooker along with potatoes, onion, garlic, chicken broth and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Very comforting recipe in front of the fire! A total cook time of 5 hrs & 40 min. Last time i peeled the potatoes. I enjoy cooking bacon and breaking it into small pieces, as well as adding mushrooms! Thanks . I always use vegetable broth when I make this and it is AMAZING! This crock pot zuppa toscana soup is an Olive Garden copycat recipe that makes it easy to bring the taste of Italy home. You can also add 6-8 slices of bacon but I never add it. It’s perfect. Your email address will not be published. In a roundabout way, this recipe for Olive Garden zuppa toscana has helped solve a ten-year-long disagreement with an old friend of mine: Because you see, he has his favorite foodie haunts and I have mine. In step 2, the recipes says to add the cooked veggies and sausage. Thanks. Maybe organize those scarves. Now I’m hungry again for some homemade soup… yummy. I often make this Moroccan Red Lentil Soup, this Instant Pot Turkey Chili and today’s Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana. Winter is here and time for to bring out this recipe. Just made this last night…oh my goodness…soooooo good! I like the crock pot, I don’t have to stand over the stove. Because, weirdly enough, kale has the reputation of not being very tasty. Delicious soup on a cold night served with some crusty Italian bread! Plus, this soup has the added bonus of being an ideal comfort food for the upcoming winter months. I will never use russet potatoes in this soup again. I will never used russet potatoes in this soup again! These are vegetables. I’ll add it to my list of soups, it’s one of my favorites. I don’t have heavy whipping cream, can I substitute with cream cheese, or milk & butter or something else? I made as per instructions. I look forward to using it again! I suppose I could do that in a warmer state, too, but I might sweat to death and get weird looks. I’m coming in hot with a, The holidays are hitting different this year, but, NEW: ✨Black-Bottom Sweet Potato Pudding Pie!✨, Of all the things I’m thankful my @instantpotoff, NEW: ✨My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes!✨ From, Tuesday feels like a good day for ✨Brown Butter, NEW on GVD: ✨Giant Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies!✨ So, Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional). Baker, blogger, mama. As good, if not better than Olive Garden! Simply delicious! It is super easy and tastes amazing. Cook sausage, breaking up with wooden spoon into small pieces, 5 to 7 minutes until cooked through. I hope you’ll be as happy with it as I’ve been. Thank you for this soup. I also use a combination of kale and spinach as it tastes so much better. Made this on a warm California day (81) this is my husbands favorite soup. 389kcal | Fat: 27g | Saturated fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1788mg | Potassium: 798mg | Carbohydrates: 23g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Protein: 13g | Vitamin A: 1975% | Vitamin C: 36.1% | Calcium: 110% | Iron: 2.1%. ★☆ I can’t believe how much this taste like Zuppa at Olive Garden! I made this tonight for the first time. Plans for today: Eat this soup. Next time, I’ll use a mild Italian sausage. In my house, we typically serve soup with: Since posting this recipe, one of the most common questions about this soup has been about the kale.