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slow cooker zuppa toscana

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

With all the authentic flavors of the Olive Garden soup, this copycat version is healthier, lighter and super convenient to make yourself at home.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian chicken sausage I used pre-cooked Applegate Sweet Italian Chicken & Turkey Sausage
  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium sized onion peeled and diced
  • 3 cups fat free chicken stock
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  1. Add sausage, garlic potatoes, and onion to a slow cooker, and cover with chicken stock. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until potatoes are soft.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour and half and half. Pour into the slow cooker, along with the spinach, and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 30-45 minutes, allowing the soup to thicken a bit.
  3. Season as desired with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 6 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 212 calories; 9.5g fat; 4g saturated fat; 20g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; .5g sugar; 14g protein