Zuppa Toscana Soup

Another flavorful and delicious soup to warm you up and fill you up. Zuppa Toscana is a creamy Italian soup with sausage and potatoes that is sure to be a family favorite.

INGREDIENTS:
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 (32 oz.)
6 cups water (48 oz.)
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)

DIRECTIONS:
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.

SERVES 4-6

About Paul David

Paul David is the CEO of SocialxBusiness Inc. marketing agency, and he handles all things digital here at Edible San Joaquin. Paul, who has a master’s degree in business management, 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 restaurant in Northern California.

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