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Healthy Zuppa Toscana

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A Taste of Koko
A Taste of Koko features the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways and is the official restaurant expert for Visit Austin TX.
Hearty zuppa toscana soup with sweet Italian sausage, potatoes, kale, bacon, and Parmesan cheese. Try this healthier take on this popular comfort soup!

50MIN

Total Cooking Time

13

Ingredients
A Taste of Koko features the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways and is the official restaurant expert for Visit Austin TX.
Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
6
Serves 6
20 oz
Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
8 slices
1
Large Onion, diced
3 cloves
Garlic, minced
16 fl oz
Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
3 cups
Water
2
Large Russet Potatoes, thinly sliced
2 cups
Kale, chopped
1 cup
Half and Half
2 tsp
Cornstarch
to taste
1 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
(optional)
to taste
Salt and Pepper
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Directions

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Step 1
In a dutch pan, sear Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage (20 ounce) on each side until browned. Set aside on a plate to cool.
Step 2
Slice sausages into 1-inch pieces.
Step 3
Chop Bacon (8 slice) 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.
Step 4
Add Onion (1) to the pot with the bacon drippings and cook until clear.
Step 5
Add Garlic (3 clove) and cook for one minute. Stir frequently. Reduce heat to medium and add Low-Sodium Chicken Broth (16 fluid ounce).
Step 6
Add Russet Potato (2) to the pot along with the cooked sausage.
Step 7
Add Kale (2 cup) to the soup.
Step 8
In a small bowl, add Water (3 cup) to All-Purpose Flour (2 teaspoon) or cornstarch until it makes a paste. Stir to combine and add to the soup.
Step 9
Add Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1 teaspoon) if desired, and season with Salt and Pepper (to taste).
Step 10
Stir in the Half and Half (1 cup) and let heat through.
Step 11
Simmer soup for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 12
Ladle soup into bowls, serve with crispy bacon pieces and Parmesan Cheese (to taste) and enjoy!

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