This is an Italian inspired soup, that has an amazing flavor. You can substitute a lot of the ingredients to fit your taste.
1 lb. White Beans, soaked overnight (about 2 large cans, drained)
1.5 lbs. Ground Pork, cooked (can use milk Italian Sausage) omit for vegetarian
1 Carrot, diced small
1 1/2C Spinach, slightly chopped (can use Kale)
1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Sweet Potato, peeled, diced (Can use large russet potato)
5 C Chicken Broth (can use veggie for vegetarian)
1 tsp. Ground Sage
2 tsp. Salt
1/2T Italian Seasoning
Pepper to taste
2 Bay leaves
-Place all ingredients except spinach/kale in crockpot, cook in high 6 hours, low about 8 or until veggies are soft an beans are done. About 1 hour before serving add in spinach/kale, when greens are wilted and done, soup is ready to eat. Great topped with parmesan or asiago cheese. Enjoy!