Thursday, June 7, 2012

ZUPPA: sausage, potato, and kale soup! Similar to Olive Garden!

My sons one lucky little boy to have an amazing baby sitter who can not only educate him but feed him nutritiously. The other day she posted a photo of her Zuppa recipe via Facebook and I had to try it. Zuppa is also known as Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup to the Italian world.

Recipe: Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup

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  • 2 bunches Kale, Picked Over, Cleaned, And Torn Into Bite Sized Pieces
  • 12 whole Red Potatoes, Sliced Thin
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1-1/2 pound Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
  • 2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 4 cups Half-and-half
  • Splash Of Heavy Cream
  • Fresh Or Dried Oregano
  • Black Pepper To Taste
Prepare the kale and set it aside.
In a medium pot. boil sliced potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside.
In a large pot, crumble and brown the Italian sausage. Drain as much as the fat as you can. Stir in the red pepper flakes, oregano, chicken broth, milk, and half-and-half. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Give it a taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add the potatoes, a splash of heavy cream for richness, then stir in the kale. Simmer an additional 10-15 minutes, then serve.

Mouth - watering...