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Light Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe

posted by Julie Evink on January 11, 2016

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Light Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 4 hours Serves 6 servings     adjust servings


  • 1 (19 oz) package Hot Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1.5 lbs mini Yukon gold potatoes, quartered
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 c. low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 c. chopped kale
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz reduced fat or fat free cream cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 6 sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 c. low fat milk


  1. Remove casing off of the sausage and cut each link in half lengthwise and crumble. Saute over medium heat in skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray with garlic and onions. Cook for 5 minutes or until sausage is cooked through.
  2. Combine all ingredients except flour and milk in 6 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 4-5 ours or high 2-3 hours or until potatoes test done.
  3. 45 minutes before before serving combine flour and milk in small bowl and whisk until smooth. Stir into slow cooker with the rest of the soup. Cover and continue cooking until it has thickened slightly.


Recipe Notes

Every slow cooker heats at different rates. Please adjust cooking times accordingly.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 498kcal Calories from fat 210
% Daily Value
Total Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 1239mg52%
Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 36g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    One of my favorite soups! I’m definitely going to have to try this version! (And as if she eats raw onions!?! What?? Lol)

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