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Tobie’s Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa

Zuppa toscana is a broad based term literally meaning “soup in the style of Tuscany”. Classic zuppa toscana normally is a soup made from kale, zucchini, cannellini beans, potatoes, celery, carrots, … Wikipedia

So this one does really follow the Wikipedia definition, But We do think you will like it.

ZuppaIngreedients

  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and choped
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1  yellow onion, diced
  • 2 table spoons of already minced Garlic
  • 1 (32 oz) container chicken stock (4 cups) – I like it a little thinner I used 5 1/4 cups
  • 3 cups russet potatoes, cubed ( some people like thick slices as well)
  • 1 tsp. salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cups kale, washed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Garnish: Parmesan cheese, grated, to taste

Make the magic

I like to put things all together at once so I like to prepare my ingredients beforehand.

  1. So cook that bacon, and crumble it. (Save some bacon grease).
  2.  Chop up your kale, and pull out as much stem as possible, you want mostly leaves. then rinse.
  3. Wash and cube your potatoes ( I prefer to leave the skin on).
  4. Chop up your onion
  5. In a large pot, cook and crumble sausage along with onions.
  6. just before is completed ad in the garlic and cook for a few more minutes
  7. When Done, Drain excess grease and put back in pot.
  8. Add the chicken stock
  9. Add potatoes and allow mixture to simmer for 20 min
  10. When potatoes are soft, add the whipping cream and salt an paper to taste
  11. Add kale, and chopped bacon stiring and mixing the soup thoroughly
  12. Bring back to simmer and allow kale to cook and wilt ( I kind like my kale a little crunchier so i don cook it that long before eating)

Server and Enjoy! Also add a little grated Parmesan cheese for a garnish!

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