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Zuppa Toscana (Toscana soup)

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There’s something wonderful about a rich and hearty soup on a cold winter’s night. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is certainly rich and hearty. And, if you hate kale, you’ll still love this recipe. This is one of the few exceptions where kale is actually edible.

Is Zuppa Toscana really Italian?

Yes! This Olive Garden favorite is truly Italian and originates from Tuscany.

Can you freeze Zuppa Toscana?

Yes! This soup is ideal for freezing. The ingredients hold up well. All you need to do is let the soup cool and then transfer it to freezer-safe storage containers or bags. If you freeze in bags, lay them flat until they freeze. This will make them easier to store and they will take less time to thaw. When it comes time to thaw, you can thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

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What does Zuppa Toscana mean?

Zuppa Toscana is a very broad term that translates to Tuscan soup.

What are the ingredients to make Zuppa Toscana?

To make this Zuppa Toscana recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Spicy Italian Sausage
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Kale
  • Potatoes
  • Crushed Red Peppers
  • Anise Stars
  • Heavy Cream
  • Chicken Bouillon
  • Water

How to make Zuppa Toscana

Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make Zuppa Toscana. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

Sauté Italian sausage and crushed red pepper in a large pot until cooked through. Drain excess fat, refrigerate while you prepare the other ingredients.

In the same pan, sauté bacon, onions and garlic over low to medium heat for approximately 15 minutes or until the garlic and onions are soft.

Add chicken bouillon and water to the pot and heat until it starts to boil. Make sure the bouillon dissolves.

Add the diced potatoes and cook until fork-tender.

Add the heavy cream and just cook until thoroughly heated.

In another pot boil 1 cup of water and the Anise Stars. Steep the Anise stars and then add into the main pot of soup.

Stir in the sausage and the kale, let all heat through and serve. A good piece of crusty bread or breadsticks is all you need to round out this meal. Of course, you could also add a salad, if you like.

Your Zuppa Toscana is ready to serve!

Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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Zuppa Toscana (Toscana soup)

Zuppa Toscana (Toscana soup)

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Zuppa Toscana recipe is not like the others you will find. With a combination of ingredients that blends into a flavorful soup.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of Bacon, diced
  • 1 pound Spicy Italian Sausage
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, whole
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1/4 Bunch of Kale
  • 3 Potatoes, diced
  • 1½ tsp Crushed Red Peppers
  • 5 Anise Stars
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 5 cubes of Chicken Bouillon
  • 11 cups of Water

Instructions

Sauté Italian sausage and crushed red pepper in a large pot. Drain excess fat, refrigerate while you prepare other ingredients.
In the same pan, sauté bacon, onions and garlic over low-medium heat for approximately 15 mins. or until the garlic and onions are soft.
Add chicken bouillon and water to the pot and heat until it starts to boil.
Add the diced potatoes and cook until soft.
Add the heavy cream and just cook until thoroughly heated.
In another pot boil 1 cup of water and the Anise Stars. Steep into the main pot of soup.
Stir in the sausage and the kale, let all heat through and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 1131mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 22g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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8 Comments

  1. This looks delicous. I don’t get to make many soups but I think I need to try this out. 🙂

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