Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you've ever gone to Olive Garden, they serve a wonderful soup called Zuppa Touscana.

    We've made Zuppa Touscana Soup a number of times, and it's fantastic!

    Last week, I made some Italian Sausage, and put some of it to good use today.  Zuppa Touscana has Italian Sausage, Bacon, Potatoes, Onions, Chicken Stock, Cream, Spices and some Spinach as a Garnish.

    Simple to make and incredible tasting!

    I use Hot Italian Sausage cuz we like the little "Kick"


    We Did!



    Here's the recipe from All Recipes.com.

    I also included a link:http://allrecipes.com/recipe/super-delicious-zuppa-toscana/detail.aspx


    • 1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
    • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 5 (13.75 ounce) cans chicken broth
    • 6 potato, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/4 bunch fresh spinach, tough stems removed


    1. Cook the Italian sausage and red pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crumbly, browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
    2. Cook the bacon in the same Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain, leaving a few tablespoons of drippings with the bacon in the bottom of the Dutch oven. Stir in the onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
    3. Pour the chicken broth into the Dutch oven with the bacon and onion mixture; bring to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes, and boil until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the heavy cream and the cooked sausage; heat through. Mix the spinach into the soup just before serving.
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Todd

    I like your version better than the OG. They actually use Kale. I am going to adjust my version and you might even taste some in the near future.
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK, If you twist my arm!

  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow sound like a great soup i will do it like that.
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It's AWESOME!

    Very simple to make

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another great looking gut warmer !!!!

    Need a lot of that in MN !!!  [​IMG]

  7. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love that soup. Have made it many times. Actually it is the base for my collard green and oyster stew. Yum. Makes me wanna go fire up the dutch oven over an open fire and make zuppa!
  8. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have one that you will like Todd.... and it goes together in 30 min. (makes 1 gallon):

    1 lb. Italian Sausage (spicy mild up to you)

    2 cans Canalleni beans (white kidney)

    2 Cups sliced veg (your choice - I like shrooms, onion, and red bellpeppers, but go with what you like or have on hand)

    1 can diced tomatos

    6 cups of chicken broth

    1 med large bunch of Kale rough chopped 1 to 2 inches wide (remove stems)

    (splash of red wine optional)

    Brown sausage, add raw veg and sautee for a few minutes, dump in beans, tomatos, broth, and wine (if using wine), bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to med. low, add chopped kale, and let cook for 10-15 min. Serve with garlic bread!

    The kale really makes this an outstanding soup, my kids always come back for seconds (sometimes thirds.. lol). I suggest not adding any extra salt untill the very end, between the sausage, canned goods, and broth you usually don't need it. I make this even in the middle of the week when I just want a fast good soup - usually have to fight to have some left over for lunch the next day... lol.
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds great Johnny. Gonna have to give this a try
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That sounds great Todd...Thanks for posting it...I will have to give it a try.
  11. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Sounds great.
  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome thanks for sharing.

    My favorite dish there is the Sicilian Scampi.Maybe I'll make both.


  13. How about posting your Sicilian Scampi recipe. It looks awesome!
  14. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    You may need to send him a PM this Thread is a year old...I would like to have it also...

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