Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Zuppa Toscana Soup

The temperature in Atlanta this week has been so COLD!
Seriously, a high of 31 degrees - this is the south!

With this type of weather the only food that sounds
good for dinner is .... SOUP.

Zuppa Toscana
1lb. spicy Italian sausage
1/2 lb. smoked bacon - chopped
2 cups water
3 and 1/2 cups of chicken broth
2 lg. russet potatoes, cut any shape you would like
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
1 med. onion - peeled, chopped
2 cups chopped kale or Swiss chard
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2-3 tbsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper - to taste

Cook sausage in a skillet, cut into small pieces.
Cook bacon, break into very small pieces and set aside for later.
Saute onions and garlic and then set aside.
Place potatoes in water and boil until tender.
Drain potatoes
Pour chicken broth and water into a large pan.
Add potatoes
Add sausage and bacon to pot
Allow this mixture to cook about 20 -30 minutes
Add kale and cream to pot
Season with salt and pepper.

I will make this soup again without a doubt. It was great!

1 comment:

Chris said...

Is that lil' pic an example of how you bundle up before bus duty? ;) Cute! Not to worry, though...its supposed to be 70 today. Go figure! Great soup, too!