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Zuppa Toscana

Spicy sausage, russet potatoes and cavolo greens in a creamy broth.


* 1 lb Italian sausage (I like mild sausage)
* 2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced in half,and then in 1/4 inch slices
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 1/2 can oscar meyer bacon bit
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 cups kale or swiss chard, chopped
* 2 cans chicken broth
* 1 quart water
* 1 cup heavy whipping cream


1.Cook sausage in a 300°F oven for approximately 30 minutes.
2.Drain sausages on paper towels and cut into slices.
3.Place onions, potatoes, chicken broth, water, garlic in pot, and cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
4.Add sausage and bacon.
5.Salt and pepper to taste.
6.Simmer for another 10 minutes.
7. Turn to low heat.
8.Add kale and cream.
9.Heat through and serve.

1 comment:

Jim Browning said...

This is really easy to make. I use a slow cooker to combine and let the soup simmer for hours. I add the kale in the last hour before serving.