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Old 01-11-2015, 12:28 AM   #1
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Zuppa Toscana

This is a really good recipe from Allrecipes. I'll definitely make this again and again.

Zuppa Toscana

1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage
1 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (I didn't use that much, lol)
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
5 (13.75 ounce) cans chicken broth
6 potatoes, thinly sliced (I used reds, and left skin on)
1 cup heavy cream (I used 1/2 and 1/2)
1/4 bunch fresh spinach, tough stems removed (I used kale)


(I also blotted as much fat as I could from the sausage, so there wouldn't be a greasy layer of fat floating on the soup)

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana Recipe - Allrecipes.com

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Old 01-11-2015, 12:46 AM   #2
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Oh yummy! Thanks for sharing this, Cheryl!
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:54 AM   #3
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That sounds wonderful, thanks!
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:20 AM   #4
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I'm so glad you posted this recipe Cheryl, as I've been making it for a long time and it's good to have it here in our forum. It's such a delicious soup! I always use kale, and instead of potatoes I sometimes use a can or two of rinsed white beans.
YUMM YUMM YUMM!!!
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:00 AM   #5
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Thanks!

I think I'll make a small batch with toucans of broth and no potatoes!

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Old 01-11-2015, 07:17 AM   #6
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I've made this a bunch of times and it's so good. I always get it instead of salad at Olive Garden.

Yes, it definitely needs Kale, spinach isn't really right for it.

Kayelle I really like the idea of white beans instead of potatoes, I'll give that a shot!
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:31 PM   #7
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You're welcome, everyone!

Yes, white beans would be a great replacement for the potatoes. Hadn't thought of that, I'll try it that way next time. Extra protein.

I've never been to an Olive Garden, but I hear that soup is really popular there. I can see why, it's delish!

Bea, I cut the recipe in half, too. Way too much for just one.
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Yet another advantage of using white beans instead of potatoes, without the potatoes, it freezes beautifully.
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Bitter cold this morning!

I made a small, low carb, batch of this amazing soup for lunch today!
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I'm so glad you posted this recipe Cheryl, as I've been making it for a long time and it's good to have it here in our forum. It's such a delicious soup! I always use kale, and instead of potatoes I sometimes use a can or two of rinsed white beans.
YUMM YUMM YUMM!!!
I love the beans idea instead of potatoes. Thanks.
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