I love the Internet. I love it. I had a hankering for Zuppa Toscana today - so all I had to do was search for a recipe, print it up, and take it along with me to the store. The soup turned out great. Not sure if it will be a family favorite - but it hit the spot for me.
Zuppa Toscana Soup
like Olive Garden's®
Spicy sausage and bacon, russet potatoes and greens in a creamy broth.
Serves: 10 Prep. Time: 0:35
1 lb. spicy Italian sausage - crumbled
1/2 lb. smoked bacon - chopped
1 qt. water(2)
14.5 oz. cans (about 3 2/3 cups) chicken broth
2 lg. russet potatoes - scrubbed clean, cubed
2 garlic cloves - peeled, crushed
1 med. onion - peeled, chopped
2 cups chopped kale OR Swiss chard
1 cup heavy whipping cream
salt and pepper - to taste
-In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage, breaking into small pieces as you fry it; drain, set aside.
-In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown bacon; drain, set aside.
-Place water, broth, potatoes, garlic, and onion in a pot; simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender.
-Add sausage and bacon to pot; simmer for 10 minutes.
-Add kale and cream to pot; season with salt and pepper; heat through.