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Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

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This is an oh-so-good recipe. Just the right amount of spice to make you take a cold drink but definitely keep coming back for more! This soup is irresistible!

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  • Calories:
  • 554 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 32.6 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 2386 mg
  • 95%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Cook the Italian sausage and red pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crumbly, browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon in the same Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain, leaving a few tablespoons of drippings with the bacon in the bottom of the Dutch oven. Stir in the onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the chicken broth into the Dutch oven with the bacon and onion mixture; bring to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes, and boil until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the heavy cream and the cooked sausage; heat through. Mix the spinach into the soup just before serving.
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Reviews

kris
433
5/17/2008

I can't get enough of this soup! I tweaked it by leaving out the bacon and using kale instead of spinach (the famous restaurant uses kale). I also added 1 teaspoon of fennel as I think that it is crucial to the flavor of the soup. My Italian sausage was hot enough without the added red pepper, also. Still, I think this recipe is pretty forgiving and you can add or subtract to your taste. This was just what I was looking for to start me on my way to my new favorite soup. I also loved how quickly everything cooked.

LisaGest
290
2/10/2008

This is my favorite soup! Instead of heavy cream I use milk with about 3 tbsp cornstarch. And instead of spinach, I use kale. This soup freezes great, too! Wonderful!

luvmyvacations
230
2/6/2008

This is very similar to a recipe that I make. I use hot sausage instead of mild, no hot pepper flakes, only 2-4 russett potatoes (depending on the size)sliced thin and they hold their shape and do not come out mushy and kale. You can substitute cauliflower for the potatoes for a lower carb diet and it is just as delicious. Definately just crumble the bacon instead of cutting into pieces. This is a crowd pleaser and my family loves it when I make this recipe!