Italian Zuppa Toscana Soup
Updated: May 24, 2020
Zuppa Toscana, a traditional Italian soup, is a great way to incorporate more greens into your cooking, and it is packed with flavor! Serve with crusty bread and a good Pinot Noir. Comfort soup at it’s best! Loaded with bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale! Delicious and filling!
8 oz spicy Italian sausage, crumbled
4 slices of bacon, crumbled
2 small yellow onion, diced
1 TBSN garlic, minced
28 oz salted chicken broth
3 small russet potatoes, sliced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups kale, chopped
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
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Medium mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, aluminum foil, measuring cups, large pot, sharp carving knife Prep: 5 minutes prep Cook: 40 minutes Ready: 45 minutes Serves: 6-8
1. Brown crumbled Italian sausage in a large pot. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
2. Cut bacon into small pieces. Add bacon to pot and cook until crispy.
3. Stir in chopped onion. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is translucent.
4. Stir in minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
5. Add chicken broth to the pot.
6. Add crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper if desired.
7. Add sliced potatoes and the cooked sausage to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
8. Continue cooking until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
9. Add the kale to the soup, and simmer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
10. Stir in the heavy cream and let heat through.
11. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with Parmesan cheese.
Calories: 532 | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 1029mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
Kale contains nutrients which support healthy skin, hair, and bones. The fiber content enhances digestion and contributes to cardiovascular health. With more nutritional value than spinach, it may help improve blood glucose control in diabetes, lower the risk of cancer, reduce blood pressure, and help prevent the development of asthma.
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