(KLTV/KTRE) - If you're a fan of the Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden, then you should try your hand at making your own at home!
Making it in a slow-cooker is even better; easy to do, and the flavors meld beautifully.
Slow-cooker Zuppa Toscana by Mama Steph
1 pound ground Italian sausage, browned and crumbled
5-6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooked and crumbled
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water
4 medium potatoes (about four cups, peeled and cubed)
2 large or 3 small cloves of garlic, minced, or 2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1.5 cups heavy cream
4 cups chopped kale or baby kale, or baby spinach leaves, chopped