Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

This slow-cooker zuppa Toscana made with Italian sausage and coconut milk is perfect for those that can't have dairy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 ounces mild Italian sausage

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced

  • 1 quart chicken broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 large russet potatoes, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced

  • 1 pinch dried oregano, or to taste

  • 1 pinch dried basil, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups chopped kale

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk


  1. Place oil in a medium-sized pan and warm over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion and cook until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until slightly browned, about 2 minutes more. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker.

  2. Add broth, water, and potatoes to the slow cooker. Season with oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on High power for 4 to 6 hours.

  3. Add kale to the soup in the slow cooker and let wilt slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in coconut milk.

Cook's Note:

If you are able to eat dairy, you can top your soup with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
18g Fat
22g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 752mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 642mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.