• 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) package Zweigle's Italian Chicken Sausage, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Once hot, add sliced chicken sausage, and brown lightly on both sides to bring out the great flavor, stirring frequently, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Place chicken sausage, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, beans, oregano, parsley and bay leaves into a 6-qt slow cooker/crock pot. Stir in chicken broth and 2 cups water until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Stir in spinach until just wilted.
  5. Serve hot and top each serving with Parmesan cheese.

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