Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup) is one of the best recipes for soup that I’ve ever eaten. Ever. The ingredients are simple enough~ and there’s nothing fancy about the way you cook them. But when they come together magic happens in your mouth. Even thinking about it now causes some cravings; I’m probably going to have to make up another batch after I write this post!
This recipe originated from ‘The Olive Garden’ restaurant. It was so popular people started to experiment at home to see if they could come close to cooking up a batch that tasted like the original. In doing research for this recipe, I came across a few variations. This one I’m sharing with you in my opinion, is the most accurate.
The ingredients for this soup are simple, yet lovely together. Italian sausage, bacon and minced onion are sauteed and combined with chicken stock, potato slices, coarsely chopped kale and cream (half and half). I will admit: I don’t eat kale very often, but this is one recipe that it is perfect for. Don’t leave it out! All these flavors combine to create a savory and flavorful soup that you just can’t get enough of. Seriously.
Whew. I’ll get of my soap box now :0)