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Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana


75 min

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

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Broccoli soup


75 min


6 persons




4.00 rating-star (3)


Author: Victoria Bailey
Zuppa Toscana is oh-so-good! This recipe has just the right amount of spice to keep you coming back for more!


  • bulk mild Italian sausage: 1 pound
  • crushed red pepper flakes: 1.25 tsp
  • bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces: 4 slices
  • onion, diced: 1 piece
  • minced garlic: 1 Tbsp
  • (13.75 ounce) cans chicken broth: 5 cans
  • potatoes, thinly sliced : 6 medium
  • heavy cream: 1 cup
  • fresh spinach, tough stems removed: 0.25 bunch

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Stages of cooking

  1. Cook Italian sausage and red pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crumbly, browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
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  2. Cook bacon in the same Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain, leaving a few tablespoons of drippings with the bacon in the bottom of the Dutch oven. Stir in onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
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  3. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Add potatoes and simmer until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; stir in cream, cooked sausage, and spinach. Cook and stir until spinach has wilted and sausage is warmed through; serve.
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History of the Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana is a traditional Italian soup hailing from Tuscany, a beautiful region in central Italy. The soup typically consists of Italian sausage, potatoes, and kale, all simmered together in a chicken broth and cream-based soup. It is believed to have originated in the countryside of Tuscany, where farmers would use the ingredients they had on hand to create a hearty and warming soup.

Over time, the recipe has evolved and different regions of Italy have put their own twist on the classic soup. This recipe for Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana includes the use of bacon and spinach, giving the soup an extra savory and spicy kick.

Tips and Tricks for Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana Recipe

When making Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana, it's important to use good quality ingredients to achieve the best results. Look for fresh Italian sausage from a trusted butcher or deli, and use a high-quality bacon that is free from artificial preservatives and additives.

To make the soup extra flavorful, consider using a homemade chicken broth. You can easily make your own broth by simmering chicken bones, onion, garlic, and bay leaves in water for several hours.

For an extra spicy kick, increase the amount of red pepper flakes or add some chopped jalapeГ±o peppers to the soup. And if you prefer a creamier consistency, add some more heavy cream to the soup and mix well.

Tips for presenting the dish

Zuppa Toscana is a rustic and comforting soup that is best served in individual bowls with some crusty bread on the side. You can also sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of the soup for an extra burst of flavor.

To make the presentation extra elegant, consider serving the soup in a large soup tureen or rustic bowl with a ladle. This will allow your guests to serve themselves and create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

Overall, Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana is a versatile and delicious soup that is perfect for any occasion. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can easily make this traditional Italian soup and impress your guests with its rich and savory flavors.

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