Slow Cooker - Tuscan Chicken and Bacon Soup

Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

6-8 hrs




 1 ½ lbs. cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded - not needed for true Zuppa

 1 package ready made nitrate free bacon, shredded

 4 browned Italian sausage, sliced

 4 cups baby spinach or kale, shredded

 4 cloves garlic, minced

 3 carrots, diced - not needed for true Zuppa

 2 stalks celery, diced - not needed for true Zuppa

 1 onion, diced

 6 cups organic, low-sodium chicken stock

 2  cans Great Northern beans,  drained and rinsed, or 2 large russet potatoes, sliced

 Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.


I made some embellishments to this recipe, as needed, to mimic my much loved Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden Soup, without the heavy cream.  My embellishments are in italics.


The Warrior Wife

The Warrior Wife