Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Toscana Soup Recipe

Nothing can bring comfort to the soul like a great bowl of soup on a cold rainy day or to ease symptoms of the flu. Try this simple recipe for a healthy and comforting dinner. If you try the soup recipe, I'd enjoy hearing your comments. Please post them for all to enjoy!

Toscana Soup

1lb uncooked Hot Italian sausage links (note: the spicier the sausage, the better the soup. You can also use turkey sausage.)
1/2 chopped onion
8 strips of bacon diced
2 garlic cloves minced
4 c water (or replace with all chicken stock)
2 cans (14.5 oz) chicken broth
3 cups potatoes
3 cups sliced spinach or kale
1 cup of heavy whipping cream

Remove sausage casing. Cook sausages fully. Drain. Cut into bite-size pieces. Saute onion and bacon until onion is tender. Add garlic; saute for 1 minute so that garlic doesn't get bitter.-add water, broth, and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 min or until potatoes are tender. Add sausage, spinach (or kale), and cream to soup; heat through but do not boil. Yield: 3 quarts


DeeLight said...

I had this soup myself, so I can testify to the fact that it's delish. Thanks for the recipe Parlene!

Deanna said...

This sounds so yummy! I printed it out and will definitely try to make it. thanks parlene!

DeeLight said...

I made the soup last night for some friends. I served it with garlic bread. There were 5 of us, we finished the whole pot. IT WAS SO GOOD!