Healthy Zuppa Toscano
Hearty zuppa toscana soup with sweet Italian sausage, potatoes, kale, bacon, and Parmesan cheese. Try this healthier take on this popular comfort soup!
20 oz Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
8 slice Bacon
1 Large Onion
3 clove Garlic
16 oz Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
3 cup Water
2 Large Russet Potato
2 cup Kale
1 cup Half and Half
2 tsp Flour
to taste Water
to taste Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
to taste Salt and Pepper
In a dutch pan, sear Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage on each side until browned. Set aside on a plate to cool.
Slice sausages into 1-inch pieces.
Chop Bacon into small pieces and add to the pot. Fry until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside in a small bowl. (Optionally, remove some of the bacon drippings.
Chop Large Onion and add to the pot with the bacon drippings and cook until clear.
Add minced Garlic and cook for one minute. Stir frequently. Reduce heat to medium and add Low-Sodium Chicken Broth and Water.
Thinly slice Large Russet Potato and add potatoes to the pot along with the cooked sausage.
Firmly hold the ends of the Kale and strip the leaves. Chop leaves and add the kale to the soup.
In a small bowl, add water to Flour or cornstarch until it makes a paste. Stir to combine and add to the soup.
Stir in the Half and Half and let heat through.
Simmer soup for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Ladle soup into bowls, serve with crispy bacon pieces and Parmesan Cheese and enjoy!