Nicole’s Zuppa Toscana

  • 3-4 Healthy Living housemade sweet Italian sausages
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 qts Healthy Living housemade chicken stock
  • 3-4 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 1 bunch kale, rinsed, deribbed, and shredded
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

In large skillet over medium heat, cook sausages until browned and completely cooked through, turning as needed.  Set aside to cool, then slice or crumble them.  In a dutch oven or soup pot, cook bacon over medium heat until fully cooked.  Remove bacon and set aside to cool; drain out most of the grease, reserving a couple tablespoons in the pot.  Finely dice bacon.  Add onions to bacon grease and sauté over medium heat until translucent.  Add garlic and cook an additional minute.  Add stock, bring to boil and add potatoes.  Simmer for 15 minutes or until fork tender.  Add sliced or crumbled sausage, diced bacon, kale, and heavy cream.  Simmer for 4 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!