Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, September 2018

This creamy soup is packed with savory flavor from Italian sausage and bacon. But don't worry, we tucked in healthy ingredients too, like kale and white beans, for added nutrition and fiber to round out a healthy dinner or packable lunch.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2 slices bacon
  • 6 ounces sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed (about 2 links)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½-inch pieces (3 cups)
  • 4 cups chopped trimmed kale
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  • Prep

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  1. Cook bacon in a large pot over medium heat until crispy, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon; set aside. Add sausage to the pot and cook, breaking up any large chunks with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth and potatoes, scraping up browned bits at the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook until the potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in kale and beans. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender, about 5 minutes more. Stir in cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle over each serving of soup.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate soup for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 326 calories; 17 g fat(8 g sat); 5 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 50 mcg folate; 43 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,369 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 72 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 580 mg sodium; 859 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value), Vitamin A (27% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, 1½ starch, 1 high-fat protein, ½ lean protein, ½ vegetable

Reviews 3

July 19, 2019
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By: Alison
Have made this twice now with in a couple of weeks. Love the flavors! I added the potatoes in with the onion and garlic to saute before adding the broth. The second time I used fresh spinach at the end instead of kale. Definitely a keeper!
October 31, 2018
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By: Christina
This was absolutely amazing. After pouring in the cream I cooked it a little longer to thicken but other than that it is perfect, oh but I would add more bacon ??
October 22, 2018
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By: Jackstng
Excellent soup. Perfect taste, satisfying, easy to make. It hits all the marks. The cream was just enough for the taste and not leaving the soup too rich or too creamy. The big range of ages at the table ALL loved it. I will definitely make this again.
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