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Quick Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"If you love the Zuppa Toscana at your local chain Italian restaurant, you will adore this soup. The rich soup is made with Italian sausage, potatoes, cream, and crushed red pepper. It is truly satisfying and irresistible. Tuck into this on a cold day and you are sure to be warmed all the way down to your toes."
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1 h servings 560
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Cook and stir Italian sausage and red pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until sausage is browned and crumbly, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer sausage mixture to a bowl.
  2. Stir bacon into the same Dutch oven and cook over medium heat until bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain fat, leaving a few tablespoons of drippings in the Dutch oven.
  3. Stir onion and garlic into bacon; cook and stir until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour chicken broth into bacon mixture; bring to a boil. Stir potatoes and kale into broth; cook until potatoes are tender and soup is flavorful, about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir sausage and heavy whipping cream into soup, reduce heat to medium, and cook until soup is heated through, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 560 calories; 32.2 50.5 20 91 826 Full nutrition

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I loved this soup! So easy to make and the flavors are all spot on. I used spinach instead of kale and then I realized that I had forgotten to cook the bacon. By this time everyone was already s...

Amazing! My husband said it was even better than at the restaurant. I followed the recipe to a T the first time I made it. I would suggest cooking the sausage & bacon in a separate pan, then get...

Fabulous! Made on stove & took in crockpot to a friends home for a cider squeeze, nothing better on a lightly cool early fall evening than sitting in the orchard with this soup, crusty french b...

I make this with turkey Italian sausage and turkey bacon bits. I also use a cup of skim milk in place of the whipping cream. It is wonderful!

ADDICTED!!! My hubby says it's better than Olive Garden. I did make a couple changes based on what I had at home and budget. I used spicy Italian sausage! And left out the pepper flakes. Because...

My boyfriend and I loved this soup. Note - you should like spice. The 1-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper adds quite a bite but we love that. He thought it got spicier the longer it sat in the fri...

Good! Next time might use spicy sausage instead but this is really good like it is too

Absolutely delicious! Great on a cold winters eve! Usually there is no left overs though, do make a big batch if you want some the next day. It's great!

Modified only a bit: 4C broth, 4C kale, half-and-half instead of cream, 1/2t each basil and oregano. Forgot the bacon. EXCELLENT soup.