Go Back
Copycat Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

CopyCat Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana


  • 1 lbs ground hot sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 russet potatoes cleaned and diced
  • 1 teas thyme
  • ½ teas basil
  • ½ teas rosemary
  • ½ teas oregano
  • ½ teas red pepper flakes if desired
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 bunch kale stemmed and chopped
  • Grated mozarella for garnish


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage. When just browned, add the cloves garlic to the skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Drain the fat from the skillet and spoon into a large slow cooker.
  • Pour the broth and water into the slow cooker. Add the chopped onion, celery and potatoes. Stir in the thyme, basil, rosemary, oregano, and red pepper flakes (if your family likes a little heat). Season with salt and pepper and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Before serving, add the evaporated milk and kale to the slow cooker. Stir to combine and allow the kale to wilt a bit and the milk to heat through.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve with grated mozzarella for garnish.