Healthy Zuppa Toscano

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Hearty zuppa toscana soup with sweet Italian sausage, potatoes, kale, bacon, and Parmesan cheese. Try this healthier take on this popular comfort soup!

A Taste of Koko

Serves 6

14 Ingredients

20 oz Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage

8 slice Bacon

1 Onion

3 clove Garlic

16 oz Low-Sodium Chicken Broth

3 cup Water

2 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

11 Steps

Steps 1

In a dutch pan, sear Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage on each side until browned. Set aside on a plate to cool.

Steps 2

Slice sausages into 1-inch pieces.

Steps 3

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.

Steps 4

Chop Onion and add to the pot with the bacon drippings and cook until clear.

Steps 5

Add minced Garlic and cook for one minute. Stir frequently. Reduce heat to medium and add Low-Sodium Chicken Broth and Water.

Steps 6

Thinly slice Russet Potato and add potatoes to the pot along with the cooked sausage.

Steps 7

Firmly hold the ends of the Kale and strip the leaves. Chop leaves and add the kale to the soup.

Steps 8

In a small bowl, add water to Flour or cornstarch until it makes a paste. Stir to combine and add to the soup.

Steps 9

Stir in the Half and Half and let heat through.

Steps 10

Simmer soup for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Steps 11

Ladle soup into bowls, serve with crispy bacon pieces and Parmesan Cheese and enjoy!