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


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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

How to Make Hearty Italian Zuppa!


  • 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 .

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About Hearty Italian Zuppa!

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian

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