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Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x

Description

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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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1012 ounces of uncooked bowtie pasta
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk (or half and half or heavy cream)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz chopped spinach or kale

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Add in the broth, carrots, pasta, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Pour in the evaporated milk, parmesan cheese and spinach. 
  4. Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve. 

Notes

I used a 6 quart slow cooker.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian