Zuppa Toscana

When I went to college in the US, I remember going to Olive garden and trying this soup. I was hooked! It was perfect and I just wanted to keep having bowls of this soup. When I move to Canada, I realized we didn’t have an Olive Garden so I figured it was time to make this soup at home. My husband loves this soup too, so it is really a favorite of ours and makes an appearance often.

The main flavor component is the italian sausages. I get my hot italian sausages from Costco but you can use mild if you don’t like the heat. Do not try and replace this with other things like ground beef or chicken, only because you will notice there is no seasonings other than what the sausage has. I cut the sausage meat out of its casing for this soup as it needs to be crumbly. You do not need to add any additional salt to this soup.

Preparation Time – 15 Minutes

Cook Time – 15 Minutes

Serves – 4

Ingredients

Hot Italian Sausages – 4, taken out of the casing

Onions – 3 Small, cubed

Garlic – 4 cloves, minced

Potatoes – 2 large, cubed

Kale – 3 Cups, chopped

Chicken Broth – 900 Ml

Half and Half (Cream) – 1 Cup

Olive oil – 2 Tablespoons

Directions

In a large pot heat the olive oil on medium heat and using a wooden spoon break the sausage into smaller bits.

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Once it looks like above, add the onions and garlic, saute for a minute. Then add the cubed potatoes.

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Add in the chicken broth and bring to a low boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook covered for about 7 minutes. Check to see if potatoes are cooked.

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Add the cream and mix well. Switch off the heat, add the kale and mix well. It will wilt as it hits in the heat.

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Your soup is ready! When I said it was easy I wasn’t joking, you could really make this after you get home from work. Pop some garlic bread in the oven and you have an awesome weeknight meal.

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We have also made a lighter version of this by substituting the potatoes with butternut squash and using coconut milk instead of the cream. It still tastes amazing to us and we tend to use the lighter versionΒ  more often.

These are things you may need to make this soup:

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. I love a quick meal 😊. And this sounds like quite a filling soup with meat and potatoes x

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    1. Anne Mutisya says:

      Yeah totally hearty! I add a lot of kale just so it’s healthy lol. Everytime I make it, my husband says, it is so good lol. It’s like he is tasting it for the first time every time.

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      1. Oooh, I bought some kale this week, never cooked it before! Need to do some research 😊. Great that your husband loves this meal (especially as it’s easy to make)

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      2. Anne Mutisya says:

        Kale is super easy to make. Really doesn’t take long to do..I should have done a tutorial maybe? Hmm lol

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      3. Well i’d certainly read that post πŸ˜‚ x

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  2. Soups and stews are a favorite in this house.
    Love this recipe !
    Quick, hearty and some crusty bread smeared with fine minced garlic and butter browned under the broiler
    Love it !

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    1. Anne Mutisya says:

      Oh that sounds lovely! We were totally craving the bread but we wanted to keep it low on the carbs since this had potatoes lol…

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  3. mistimaan says:

    Looks nice and tasty πŸ™‚

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