Monday, February 18, 2008

Zuppa Toscana


This soup tastes just like the Zuppa Toscana from The Olive Garden. It is delicious. I made it for the first time last week and Cameron requested it 3 nights in a row!....this recipe makes a lot, I ended up freezing half of it, so you may want to half the recipe!! Enjoy! (is great with French Bread)
1 lb. ground Hot Italian Sausage
1/2 bacon, chopped
7 medium potatoes, cut lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)
2 cups kale leaves, chopped
4-5 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth (enough to just cover the potatoes and onion)
1 pnt or less heavy whipping cream
Place broth, potatoes, garlic and onion in a pot. Simmer over medium heat until onions and potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, brown the sausage and bacon. Drain the fat and add the sausage and bacon to the soup. Simmer 10 minutes. Add kale and cream. Heat through and serve.