10.12.2008

Zuppa Toscana

Tonight's dinner was inspired by the Olive Garden. I'm not the biggest fan of that establishment, so when we go, I usually order this wonderful soup they have on the menu called "Zuppa Toscana." It's a thick, creamy, hearty soup that is really easy to make. Jason gave this dinner two thumbs up!!


Zuppa Toscana:
1 package of spicy italian sausage
1 large onion
2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes
1 onion, diced
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
6 slices bacon
2 cups kale leaves, sliced
2 Tablespoons chicken stock
1 quart water
1/3 cup heavy cream
Red pepper flakes -- to taste
Salt & Pepper

Directions:
1. Remove sausage from casings
2. Cook sausage in skillet until done
3. In soup pot, cook bacon and onion until done
4. Remove bacon from pot
5. Add garlic to onion and cook for 1 minute
6. Add potatoes, chicken stock, water and simmer for 15 minutes
7. Add bacon, sausage, kale and cream
8. Simmer for 4 minutes, then serve



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now THIS sounds yummy!!

sharla said...

Wow!!! It sure does.