Zuppa Toscana -Recipe

zuppa Toscana recipe pinI love creamy soups. It’s a horrible addiction really, but I really love homemade soups with super wonderful ingredients. I saw this recipe on Facebook and was for a slow cooker. I changed it up for the stove, cause I love making soup in the late afternoon on cold days. But you can always make in your slow cooker too!

Ingredients:

1 lbs sausage (I used ground Italian Sausage but feel free to use traditional link sausage to best replicate the Olive Garden version)

4-6 small potatoes (I like to use small red and golden potatoes not russet), cut up

1/2 onion, chopped

1/4 cup of chopped bacon

2 Tbsp of minced garlic (about 3-4 cloves)

4 cups Chicken or Vegetable broth

1 cup fresh Kale, chopped

1 cup Half & Half or Heavy Cream + 2 Tbsp of flour (whisk together before adding to soup)

 

Stove Top Directions: 

Brown your sausage and onion in the stock pot, once cooked throughly add garlic, potatoes and broth and cook until the potatoes are done about 30-40 minutes at a soft boil

Turn to Love and salt and pepper to taste.

Add Kale and Milk Mixture, heat throughly on a simmer. Watch carefully as milk can burn easily. Once heated, serve and top with chopped bacon.

Enjoy!

{Prep: 20 min// Total time: 1.5 hours}

 

To make in your crock pot:

Brown your sausage and onion in the stock pot, once cooked throughly add garlic, potatoes and broth (Add additional water if needed to cover all ingredients) and cook on low for 4 hours, you want the potatoes to be soft and done.

Add Kale and Milk Mixture, cook an additional 10-15 minutes until heated throughly.

Season with salt and pepper.

Once heated, serve and top with chopped bacon.

Enjoy!

{Prep: 20 min// Total time: 4.5 hours}


7 thoughts on “Zuppa Toscana -Recipe

  1. I live on chicken soup. It’s about the only soup I like. Homemade proper minestrone is okay but Chris makes a “see what needs using” soup and calls it minestrone. It’s definitely not the same! Might have to try this one sometime. Thanks for sharing.

    1. And I am so not a chicken noodle soup person. Not unless it’s the creamy chicken vegetable recipe I have…anyways if your looking to sneak kale or dark greens into a diet this is great soup. And Minstrone is totally my, “oh no I need to use up my veggies” recipe! You are not alone!

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