Homemade Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

 

Ingredients

    • 1 lb ground Italian sausage (I like to use mild)
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 12 oz pack bacon, sliced
    • 3 large potatoes
    • 4 cups chicken broth
    • 4 cups water
    • 2 cups half & half / cream (substitute cream with milk for a lighter version)
    • 2 cups of kale, chopped
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Homemade Zuppa Toscana

  • Heat a large skillet or a shallow pan on medium-high heat.
  • Add thinly sliced bacon (I find it easier to slice bacon with a pair of kitchen scissors) and cook for about 10 minutes or until crispy.  Line a plate with a paper towel, transfer bacon into the plate, and set aside.

Zuppa Toscana bacon step

  • Remove casing from the sausages.  In the same pan sauté sausages, onion, and garlic for about 12-15 minutes or until the sausages are browned and the onion is soft. (I break the sausages with a potato masher.)

Zuppa Toscana meat and onion step

  • Add the chicken broth, water, and bring to boil.  Season your soup with salt and pepper, then add sliced potatoes (you don’t have to peel them) and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • Add cream and cook until heated through.
  • Stir in the bacon and the kale

Zuppa kale

  • Bring to a boil and serve!

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Equipment I Used

Homemade Zuppa Toscana

Homemade Zuppa Toscana

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 493 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 12 oz bacon sliced
  • 3 large potatoes chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups half & half / cream substitute cream with milk for a lighter version
  • 2 cups kale chopped
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet or a shallow pan on medium-high heat.
  • Add thinly sliced bacon (I find it easier to slice bacon with a pair of kitchen scissors) and cook for about 10 minutes or until crispy. Line a plate with a paper towel, transfer bacon into the plate, and set aside.
    Homemade Zuppa Toscana
  • Remove casing from the sausages. In the same pan sauté sausages, onion, and garlic for about 12-15 minutes or until the sausages are browned and the onion is soft. (I break the sausages with a potato masher.)
    Homemade Zuppa Toscana
  • Add the chicken broth, water, and bring to boil. Season your soup with salt and pepper, then add sliced potatoes (you don’t have to peel them) and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • Add cream and cook until heated through.
  • Stir in the bacon and the kale
    Homemade Zuppa Toscana
  • Bring to a boil and serve!
    Homemade Zuppa Toscana

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Zuppa Toscana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 1273mg55%
Potassium 437mg12%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2645IU53%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword bacon, chicken broth, garlic, half and half, heavy cream, italian, italian sausage, kale, olive garden, onion, potato, sausage, soup
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