Hearty Italian Zuppa! Recipe

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Hearty Italian Zuppa!

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With a cold rain this weekend AND company coming I felt this "soup" would be fitting. And I was correct...it was devoured! It was so hearty and satisfying! This recipe makes enough that 8 adults had seconds! I had my bruschetta bites and this soup. A perfect start to the Easter weekend!

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20 Min
55 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 large
onion, diced
1 lb
sweet italian sausage, scrambled
1 lb
roasted chicken breast, pulled meat, homemade or bought
2 large
cans diced tomatoes, with basil, oregano
5 c
chicken stock
2 c
3 can(s)
14oz cannellini beans
2 tsp
salt and pepper
2 tsp
italian spices
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
basil dried
1 bunch
fresh spinach, roughly chopped, stems removed
fresh basil leaves
grated parmesan cheese for garnish and thickening if desired


1In a large stock pot add olive oil and saute onion until translucent. Add a pinch of salt.
2Scramble sweet sausage in until cooked.
3Add tomatoes, chicken stock, water, spices, beans, sugar, fresh spinach, and fresh basil.
4Transfer to crock pot and cook on high for 1 hour then low for another hour. Or if you prefer to keep it in the stock pot cook it for 2 hours on low simmer.
5Garnish with parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh basil.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with lightly buttered/garlic toasted baguette .

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian