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Zuppa Toscana Soup

An easy soup with Italian Sausage, potatoes and kale. Simple, but packed with tons of flavor. Similar to the Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden, except I didn't include bacon because it's great without. Feel free to add it if you want.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 427kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian Sausage we love mild. (I used bulk sausage, but if necessary, just remove the casings)
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4-5 medium white potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2-3 handfuls of chopped kale adjust amount to your preferences
  • grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese for serving if desired

Instructions

  • Brown the sausage and onion in a large pot over medium heat. When the sausage is brown and the onions are translucent, add the garlic and saute for several minutes until lightly browned.
  • Add the chicken broth, potatoes and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are barely soft.
  • Add kale and simmer for several more minutes until kale is wilted or tender. I like my kale barely wilted, so I only do a couple minutes. Some people like it a bit more cooked.
  • Top with cheese before serving, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1313mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g