Farmstyle Zuppa Toscana

November 12, 2016 • 0 comments

Farmstyle Zuppa Toscana
This hearty soup is a family favorite and perfect to come home to after a long cold day. It is a virtual powerhouse of nutrients and is delicious served with a crusty bread or roll.
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  • Servings: 8-10 Hearty Helpings


  • (One lb) Pork Italian Sausage
  • (5 slices) Pork Bacon
  • (1/2 medium sized) Onion
  • (3-5 minced) Garlic Cloves
  • (32 oz) Chicken Broth
  • (2 cups) Water
  • (2-3 large) Russet Potatoes
  • (1-2 Bunches ) Kale
  • (1 pint) Half and Half or Whipping Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese


Chop Bacon into small pieces. Sauté chopped onion and minced garlic with bacon on a medium setting in a Dutch oven until bacon is crisp and onion is translucent.  Remove from pan and set aside. Brown Italian Sausage, crumbling into small pieces. Return bacon/garlic/onion mixture to pan with Italian Sausage. Add chicken broth and water. Add sliced potatoes with skin left on. Increase temperature to a gentle boil so that potatoes will soften. Once potatoes are mostly done, add chopped Kale to soften for a few minutes before returning the soup to a simmer. Add half and half or whipping cream about 20 minutes before serving and allow to simmer gently. Sprinkle soup with parmesan cheese upon serving.

April Byers

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