Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana (low carb, keto friendly)
Slow cooker zuppa toscana, a low carb and keto friendly soup that is rich, creamy, and fantastic.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 pound mild or hot ground Italian sausage
- ½ pound bacon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion finely diced (approximately ½ cup)
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 24 ounces chicken stock
- 3 cups kale chopped
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 large cauliflower head diced into small florets
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated (garnish)
Chop bacon into little pieces, then in a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the bacon and brown the ground sausage together until cooked through.
Drain grease, and transfer sausage and bacon into a 6-quart slow cooker.
In the same skillet, add olive oil and onions and saute until translucent and fragrant
Add the onions, chicken stock, kale, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker. Mix until combined.
Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
With 1-1 1/2 hours of cooking time left, add cauliflower to the slow cooker.
After cooking time is up add the heavy cream and mix until combined.
Taste, season with salt and pepper as needed, to taste
Serve hot garnished with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese
Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1096mg | Potassium: 510mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3220IU | Vitamin C: 39.5mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1.4mg