As many parts of our country are still wishing for warm spring weather but dealing with chilly wet weather, we thought it perfect timing to share one of our favorite healthy and delicious comfort soups. Whether you are trying to overcome an awful cold or just want something to warm your bones while waiting for sunny days to find your home, this soup is sure to fit the bill.
It has been wet and cold here for days and to help warm up the family I decided to try a new slow cooker soup. Slow cookers are a must have for our family during this time of year. We love hearty flavorful comfort meals without all the time it takes to cook them.
With working most of the day, we want to enjoy our evenings together with our baby before she goes to bed rather than cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. She also has a dairy allergy, so I love finding meals that are family friendly and fit her dietary needs.
No matter where you are in the U.S., Florida to Wisconsin, many of us are wishing for warmer days. While I cannot provide you with sunshine and warm weather, this easy crock pot Zuppa Toscana recipe is sure to help comfort and warm up your family.
Zuppa Toscana is a copycat recipe from one of my favorite Olive Garden soups. It is deliciously creamy with tender potatoes, flavorful sausage and healthy kale, garlic and onions. It tastes even better with home grown vegetables. If you store your harvest, this is a great recipe for you. Visit your root cellar and take out those frozen veggies to enjoy a garden-fresh savory meal tonight!
I love one pan meals for an easy and quick week night dinner. Less pots, pans, and baking dishes mean less clean up and more time to enjoy with family. Fall brings chilly evenings, which often brings the family inside and together. What better way to show your family extra love than with a warm fresh from the garden harvest dinner?!
Summer and fall are a fantastic time to experiment with recipes that use your garden harvest. This recipe is one of my favorites because you can add or subtract a lot of different vegetables depending on your taste.
It is so versatile and works great as a side dish or is filling enough to serve as the entrée. A few other vegetables to try in this creamy pasta are: broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, peas or whatever has popped up in your garden! You can serve this dish over zoodles for another way to slip in more veggies and skip carbs! Stir in chicken or shrimp or serve it alongside your favorite grilled protein if your family prefers meat on their dinner plate.