What's for Dinner {18} - Zuppa Toscana & Caesar Salad!

I am pleased to announce that I have made the first good batch of soup. I had not yet, in all my 25+ years of life so far, made a good soup. Tonight changed that. I did not, however, make the breadsticks or salad dressing because I was just plain lazy. I did the dishes instead :)

Zuppa Toscana Soup adapted from Copykat.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40-45 minutes (I was able to do dishes for a good 20-25 minutes)

*1 pound mild Italian sausage (I put a just under a T of red pepper flakes to spice it up a bit)
*2 large russet baking potatoes cubed
*1 large chopped onion
*2-5 cloves garlic,  minced
*3 cups chopped kale
*28 ounce cans chicken broth
*1-2 cups water
*1 cup heavy whipping cream
*Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook onion and garlic until translucent. Add sausage and cook like ground beef. Once done, soak up all the grease (I could have done a much better job of this)

Meanwhile, place in a large pot the potatoes, chicken broth, 1 cup water, salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high heat until potatoes are done. Add the sausage, onions and garlic and simmer for 10 minutes. Too finish, add the cream, 1 cup water and kale and heat through.

Had I removed all the grease, this wouldn't be so orange....it was delicious nonetheless!

Gary always wants to help so he was tasked with the salad - it, too, was delish. Thanks, Gspice!



Amanda said...

love your presentation. I have a great zuppa recipe, i'll pass along if you want. I use hot italian sausage though.

v.wiest said...

Sure! I actually wanted the hot sausage but couldn't find any.