Zuppa Toscana Soup

Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

From the months of January to April, I would gladly hibernate with the bears. Seriously folks, it’s hella cold in my part of the world. Tomorrow’s forecast reads -29°C and my one wish is to be in a place where the only thing frozen is my margarita. Unfortunately, this isn’t my current reality so I have to settle for fuzzy sweaters, wool socks and soup. While it isn’t as awesome as getting annihilated on a beach, this Zuppa Toscana Soup isn’t the worst consolation prize. The recipe includes a fair amount of bacon, and if there’s one food that can make me feel better about living in northern New-Brunswick it’s that.

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Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1lb ground spicy Italian sausage
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ½ bunch kale, chopped into small pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dash red pepper flakes

Here’s what you’ll do: 

  1. In a large skillet, brown ground sausage on medium heat. One sausage has browned, remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Fry bacon in residual sausage grease until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and transfer the grease to a large soup pot.
  3. On medium heat, add onions to the soup pot and cook in sausage/bacon grease for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  4. Sprinkle flour over onions and garlic, then stir well to coat. Add chicken stock and stir. Add potatoes, sausage and bacon and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  6. Once potatoes are tender, add whipping cream and kale and cook another 5 minutes.
  7. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste. Cozy up with a bowl and enjoy!

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Hey there! I’m Jennifer, the human behind Cashmere & Cocktails. I’m a food, product and travel photographer from New-Brunswick, Canada. For business inquiries, please email me at: cashmereandcocktailsblog@gmail.com

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