Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup—creamy broth, chunks of Italian sausage, spinach, carrots and pasta combine to make a hearty soup perfect for a cold winter night.
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Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup
This Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup reminds me of Zuppa Toscana quite a bit. It’s got the Italian sausage, creamy broth and greens. Instead of potatoes it has pasta though. It’s a perfect soup to feed a hungry crowd. Kids and adults both love this soup.
If you’re a kale lover you can swap out the spinach and add in kale instead. And if you don’t have bowtie pasta you can use macaroni, cavatappi or rotini pasta. I like to use Better than Bouillon Chicken Base in the place of chicken broth. I add in 7 cups of water and 7 teaspoons of the chicken base. I buy a big jar of the stuff at Costco because I use it so often in my Instant Pot recipes.
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Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 8–10 servings 1x
Creamy broth, chunks of Italian sausage, spinach, carrots and pasta combine to make a hearty soup perfect for a cold winter night.
- 1 pound ground Italian sausage
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 7 cups chicken broth
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into quarter inch rounds
- 10–12 ounces of uncooked bowtie pasta
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk (or half and half or heavy cream)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 oz chopped spinach or kale
- Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add in the sausage and onion. Brown the sausage for about 5 minutes. Then add in the garlic and saute for 20 seconds. Drain off any excess grease. Transfer to a slow cooker.
- Add in the broth, carrots, pasta, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Pour in the evaporated milk, parmesan cheese and spinach.
- Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve.
I used a 6 quart slow cooker.
- Category: Soup
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Italian
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How do I sterilize mason jars in a 8qt IP pro crisp. Thank you!
I’m not familiar. But this article may help you: https://mybudgetrecipes.com/how-to-sterilize-bottles-jars-using-an-instant-pot/
Thank you for the website, very helpful.
I have to tell you that your recipe Ground Sausage with Bow ties and Spinach Soup was fantastic! All your recipes are very delicious. Thank you again for all that you do.
Thanks Ella! I’m so glad you liked it!
Julia H Gillis says
Can I use coconut milk instead of heavy cream?
You could try that! It will have a different flavor profile.
This is absolutely easy, different and delicious. I sautéed carrots slightly before putting in and the pasta doesn’t need to go in until the last hour or bow ties fall apart. Serving w garlic toast.
Garlic toast sounds great! Glad you liked it!
Really delish flavors, unique idea. But by the three hour mark the noodles were mushy and the carrots were way undercooked. So next time I make it I’d put the noodles in a bit later and sauté the carrots a bit before putting them in the crockpot. Other than those issues, excellent recipe.
Thanks for sharing your experience!!
Very satisfying and the flavors are great. Meal in itself. Serve up with some italian bread and have at it. Yum. Will definitely be make again!
Glad to hear this Diane!!! 😊
Anita Bhamidipati says
Can I make this is a 3qt crockpot and how should I adjust the recipe?
It may be too much food for the 3 quart so I would halve the recipe
Hi, I made this recipe last night and everyone loved it. It was a very easy to follow recipe. I will definitely make it again and again. Thank you!
Leslie Sexton says
This was delicious! I used half and half and spinach. I did add two cloves of garlic. It was easy and so good! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes.
You’re welcome Leslie!
Made this tonight. Phenomenal! The sausage gives it a great flavor. The evaporated milk and parm cheese make it lightly creamy. REALLY GOOD.
Yay! So glad to hear you liked it Betty!
This looks like something I will try. Loving my instant pot and want to try the slow cooking feature. I have a question….would it work with 2% milk?
Yes that should work fine. Use the “more” setting on the slow cooker function. The others don’t get hot enough in my opinion.