Hearty Italian Zuppa!

Hearty Italian Zuppa! Recipe

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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
  • 4-5
    fresh basil leaves
  • ·
    grated parmesan cheese for garnish and thickening if desired

How to Make Hearty Italian Zuppa!


  1. In a large stock pot add olive oil and saute onion until translucent. Add a pinch of salt.
  2. Scramble sweet sausage in until cooked.
  3. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, water, spices, beans, sugar, fresh spinach, and fresh basil.
  4. Transfer 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.
  5. Garnish with parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh basil.
    Salt and pepper to taste.
    Serve with lightly buttered/garlic toasted baguette .

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About Hearty Italian Zuppa!

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian

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