Zuppa Toscana Soup

This is my version of Zuppa Toscana Soup. One bowl is a complete meal and so delicious. You can make this soup hot and spicy, as I did using hot Italian Sausage, or whatever Italian Sausage is your favorite to get the amount of heat you want, if any. One batch makes four large soup bowls full. Brown your sausage and cut it into pieces. Prepare your potatoes and onion.IMG_3903Add sausage, potatoes, onion, and garlic to a large stock pot. I am using my Ninja 3 in 1 cooker on the stovetop settings in these pictures.IMG_3904Add chicken broth and water to the pot. Cook on medium heat with a lid until the soup comes to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are almost tender.IMG_3908 Mix the flour into the cream and whisk to remove the lumps. Add cream mixture, bacon and spinach to the pot. Continue cooking until the soup thickens slightly about 10-15 minutes.IMG_3928

Zuppa Toscana Soup

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Ingredients

1# spicy Italian sausage links

4-6 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon pieces

1/2 tsp dried minced garlic

32 oz. chicken broth

1 cup spinach

1 cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp. flour

1 cup water

Directions

In a frying pan, brown the sausage links on all sides. Remove them from the pan and cut them in half lengthwise. Return them to the pan and lightly brown the raw side of the sausage. Remove from the pan and cut the sausage into 1/2″ pieces. In a large stock pot add sausage, potatoes, onions, garlic and chicken broth. Add enough water to make sure potatoes and the sausage are covered (about 1 cup). Cook on medium heat, with a lid, until the soup boils stirring occasionally. Turn heat to simmer and cook for about 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally, or until potatoes are tender. Whisk the flour with cream until there are no lumps. Add cream mixture, spinach and bacon to the soup. Cook another 10-15 minutes or until soup thickens slightly.

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  1. Reblogged this on In Dianes Kitchen and commented:

    I posted this soup back in March. I just made it again for our lunch. This recipe is better than Olive Garden as far as I am concerned. It is a must try! If you don’t like hot and spicy sausage, just use Italian sausage!

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