Easy One Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup
Zuppa Toscana Soup made in one pot! This easy soup is the perfect comfort food on a chilly night. Loaded with bacon, sausage, potatoes, and cream, this soup certainly doesn't lack texture or flavor.
- Author: Ashley
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Inactive Time: 0 hours
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Cuisine: Italian
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- salt and pepper
- 5 yellow potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 1/2 qts chicken stock
- 5 slices bacon
- 1/2 bunch kale, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- Fry the sausage in a large pot over medium high heat. Break up the sausage with a spoon as you cook it. Drain and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
- Cook the bacon in the same pot over medium heat until crispy. Transfer cooked bacon to the plate.
- Sauté onions in the pot and cook until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook for one minute until fragrant.
- Increase heat to high and add the chicken stock. Allow soup to come to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, fennel and chili flakes.
- Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
- Reduce heat to medium. Add heavy cream, sausage, bacon and kale. Bring to a gentle boil and cook until kale is softened, about 2 minutes.
- I like to use kitchen scissors to cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces before cooking it. It makes it easier to cook this way, and takes out the extra step of crumbling it!
- Spinach can be used instead of kale. I'd recommend adding it during the last minute or so of cooking, and cooking it just until it starts to wilt.
- Soups that contain dairy usually don't do well when frozen. They tend to get a grainy texture and they separate when rewarmed. If you do wish to freeze it, I would recommend doing so before you add the cream or kale (kale tastes best when fresh.)
- To create a thicker soup, mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of the chicken stock. Add it in while the soup is boiling and then continue with the rest of the recipe.
- Serving Size: 1 grams
- Calories: 710
- Sugar: 7
- Sodium: 894
- Fat: 50
- Saturated Fat: 23
- Unsaturated Fat: 28
- Trans Fat: 1
- Carbohydrates: 41
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 25
- Cholesterol: 122
Keywords: comfort food,kale,potatoes,sausage,soup,