Slow Cooker Tuscan Soup

This delicious, cheesy, hearty soup comes together beautifully in the slow cooker! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Slow Cooker Tuscan Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 405kcal


  • 3 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet or spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cup kale roughly chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half-n-half milk would work too
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for topping
  • 1 17 ounce package Italia Penne Pasta


  • In a large pan add sausage, onion and garlic. Roughly chop while the sausage is cooking and cook over medium-high heat until the sausage is completely cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Once sausage is cooked remove from heat and drain excess grease, if you desire.
  • In a 6 qt. slow cooker add chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, cooked sausage and all of the seasonings.
  • Add lid onto slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low 4-5.
  • Add heavy cream, shredded parmesan cheese and penne and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Then add chopped kale and cook another 10 minutes.
  • Once cooked, serve and garnish with more cheese if you so desire.
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Calories: 405kcal