Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Soup du Jour

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.


Suzanne said...

Ohh, nice soup. I love pictures that accompany a good recipe. Unfortunately, Soup du Jour does not go over well at my house. How does it freeze? (Kinda like "But, does it blend?)

crashhanna said...

Not sure how well it will freeze - I'm willing to give it a go, since it made so much - it really was about twice as much as we needed.

Keira said...

That is my favorite soup ever. Excellent presence of mind to snap a photo. SO, which did you get swiss chard or kale?

Hope you enjoy a 90 degree day today.

crashhanna said...

I must confess - the picture came from google images.

I used the kale. I think the kale could have gone in a little earlier - the stems were still "al dente" i.e. crunchy.