It's hard to believe that we were pushing 70 degrees just 2 days ago. Now we are struggling to hit 20 degrees....brrrrr! Cold days like today are perfect for soup. I decided to make this awesome recipe I found for Slow Cooker Tuscan Soup that I found over at Dreaming All Day. I was definitely pleased with this one. Super easy, minimal ingredients, and delicious!
It's very much like Zuppa Toscana which is my all time favorite. It wasn't as intensive to make, but many of the flavors were still there. I think next time I will try adding some kale about an hour before it's done instead of spinach. Everyone enjoyed this one and I will definitely keep it in mind to make again.
Slow Cooker Tuscan Soup source Dreaming All Day
1 lb good quality italian sausage
1 small onion, diced
1 large potato, scrubbed and sliced thin
1 heaping TBS of minced garlic
4 oz can of mushrooms, drained
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 TBS dried parsley
32 oz chicken broth
1/2 cup evaporated milk
3 oz baby spinach, roughly torn
- Cook sausage in a skillet until cooked through and using your cooking spoon crumble into bite size pieces
- Add chicken broth, onion, potato, garlic, mushrooms, sausage, salt, pepper, and parsley to the slow cooker
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours
- 5 minutes before serving stir in evaporated milk and baby spinach
We served ours with some good crusty bread and you could definitely top it with a little parmesan cheese. I also used mild sausage because no one here likes spicy food except for me. But no big deal just use some good quality sausage and you won't miss the spice :)
Below is the nutritional value per serving. This recipe yields approximately 6 servings.