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Zuppa Toscana Soup

This is such a really delicious soup.  It has pretty simple prep but is big on flavor!

Zuppa Toscana Soup

1 lb ground Italian Sausage
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1 large onion, diced
6 slices bacon, diced
2 tsp garlic
5 tsp chicken bouillon
8 cups water
1 cup heavy cream
1 (15oz) can diced potatoes, drained
1/4 bunch kale, roughly chopped
Parmesan (for garnish)

In a large pot brown sausage and crushed red pepper until no longer pink
Remove sausage from pot and drain off fat
In the same pot, cook bacon, onion and garlic until onions are soft
Stir in chicken bouillon, water and cream and bring to a simmer
Add potatoes, sausage and kale
Cook for 15-20 minutes
Garnish with grated Parmesan

Crockpot Spaghetti Meat Sauce

I have a love/hate relationship with spaghetti sauce in a jar.  I love the convenience, but it is lacking in the taste department (at least the ones I have tried).  So imagine my excitement when I found a recipe to cook spaghetti sauce in the crockpot...genius!  It tasted so good, and even better, made my house smell amazing in the process.

Crockpot Spaghetti Meat Sauce
Adapted from {Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen}

1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves or 3 tsp garlic, minced
2 (14.5 oz) cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp basil
2 bay leaves
1 tsp salt
2 Tbl brown sugar
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

In a large skillet brown ground beef and drain
Add beef into the crockpot and all remaining ingredients
Stir together and cook on low for 8 hours