What’s Cookin’ – Zuppa Toscana Soup

A cold, chilly January is upon us, and what better way to warm yourself than a nice flavorful and delicious soup to fill you up? Enjoy!

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Serves 4-6


• 4 T. butter
• 6 oz. bacon (chopped)
• 1 lb. Italian sausage, hot variety
• 1 medium head garlic – 10 large cloves (peeled/chopped)
• 1 medium onion (diced)
• 4 cups chicken broth/stock
• 6 cups water
• 24 oz. baby yellow potatoes (thin sliced)
• 1 kale bundle, leaves stripped and chopped
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• Salt and black pepper to taste
• Parmesan cheese to serve (optional)

Step 1: In a large pot or dutch oven (5.5 qt.), over medium-high heat, add butter and chopped bacon and sauté until browned (5-7 minutes). Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate, leaving grease and butter in the pot.

Step 2: Add Italian sausage, breaking it up with your spatula, and sauté until cooked through (5 minutes). Remove to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving grease and butter in the pot.

Step 3: Add onion and saute 5 minutes or until soft and golden, then add garlic and saute 1 minute.
Add 4 cups broth and 6 cups water, and bring to boil. Add sliced potatoes and cook for 13-14 minutes or until soft.

Step 4: Stir in 1 cup cream, cooked bacon and sausage and bring to boil. Add salt and black pepper to taste, then remove from heat.

Step 5: Serve into individual bowls and add a handful of chopped kale per bowl and mix in.
Top with parmesan cheese as desired.

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Recipe by:

Paul David is the CEO of SocialxBusiness Inc. marketing agency and has a master’s degree in business management He spent the first 10+ years of his career in the food and beverage industry, starting as a dishwasher at age 17. He then attended culinary school, worked his way to management and eventually owned his own restaurnt in Northern California

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