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chriscw81 01-13-2013 04:01 PM

Zuppa Toscana. It's not BBQ but.......(Pr0n heavy)
 
It's farkin' delicious!

The wife and I had this soup for the first time about 3 or 4 years ago at Olive Garden. We loved it so much we looked up how to make it. This comes straight from our family recipe book:

Zuppa Toscana

Ingredients:

1 to 1.5 lb Italian sausage (we like hot italian sausage)

4 or 5 large russet baking potatoes or about 2.5 pounds, sliced in half, and then in 1/4 inch slices

1 large onion, minced or finely chopped

to package of bacon (though we usually use alsmost a pound). I chop it
finely after its been in the freezer
because it makes it easier.

2 clove garlic, minced

2 to 3 cups of kale (we cut it up finely)

1 48oz can of chicken broth

2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 teaspoons salt or to your taste

1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning

Parmesan cheese grated (sometime we use the Italian cheese mixture
from the any grocery store or cheddar if it's all we have on hand)

Directions:
Cook sausage in the bottom of large pot, take out and set aside(I do not
drain the sausage).
Fry bacon in the bottom of the pot until its crispy. Drain the grease.
Sautee the onions with the bacon in the pot.
Add chicken broth, potatoes, sausage, Italian seasoning, and garlic
Simmer until potatoes are cooked through
Lower heat and add the whipping cream and kale.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Heat through and serve.

Serve with cheese on top of each bowl

Thank me later!


This stuff is probably my favorite food so I had to share with the brethren. Here's some pics I took while preparing it:

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Oh yeah, here's a pic of some leftover wings I smoked last night....just so this is BBQ related :mrgreen:

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Thanks for looking.

Chris




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TIMMAY 01-13-2013 04:07 PM

Looks delicious! I like that sausage soup at the OG too, so I could see myself making this one.

chriscw81 01-13-2013 04:22 PM

By the way, if you had this in a restaurant it probably wouldn't have the Orange color. The Orange color is from the hot italian sausage so I don't mind it.




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pizzakngjr 01-13-2013 04:49 PM

I've done the Chicken and Gnocci soup at home, and I don't know if it is just because it was a smaller batch, but mine at home came out much better that the restaurants. Both the wife and I agreed that mine was better. Next time I may try it with smoked chicken.

chriscw81 01-13-2013 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by pizzakngjr (Post 2327329)
I've done the Chicken and Gnocci soup at home, and I don't know if it is just because it was a smaller batch, but mine at home came out much better that the restaurants. Both the wife and I agreed that mine was better. Next time I may try it with smoked chicken.

I know what ya mean, the soup I make at home is way better than what I get in the restaurant.




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juslearning 02-11-2013 09:36 PM

Thanks for this!!! I tried this at the OG this week and knew immediately that I could make it better. Looks like you saved me some time and thought. Can't wait to try this.

BevoBurn96 02-11-2013 09:45 PM

If only those sausages had been smoked first! :idea:

Dirtbuddy 02-11-2013 10:47 PM

Looks great man!

Love making this and THIS is my go-to recipe.

chriscw81 02-12-2013 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by juslearning (Post 2364301)
Thanks for this!!! I tried this at the OG this week and knew immediately that I could make it better. Looks like you saved me some time and thought. Can't wait to try this.

You're welcome, I hope you like it, I'm confident you will.





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Originally Posted by Dirtbuddy (Post 2364392)
Looks great man!

Love making this and THIS is my go-to recipe.

That's very similar to the original recipe I tweaked for maximum deliciousness:mrgreen:





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code3rrt 02-12-2013 09:46 AM

Ho-Hummmmmm......Yet another addition to my "to try" list, sounds delicious and I love soups.

Thanks for sharing!

TIMMAY 02-12-2013 10:41 AM

The wife made a version of this last week, still eating the leftovers!!! I think thats what I have for lunch today haha!! It really does need spicy sausage though. She used mild. Although it was great, the spicy would have put it over the top!

chriscw81 02-12-2013 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TIMMAY (Post 2364769)
The wife made a version of this last week, still eating the leftovers!!! I think thats what I have for lunch today haha!! It really does need spicy sausage though. She used mild. Although it was great, the spicy would have put it over the top!

I don't have it on the recipe but we usually put red pepper flakes in also. The pepper and hot sausage give it a nice kick.




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fedex 02-15-2013 12:19 AM

Thanks Chris, Huge HIT tonight.

BobM 02-15-2013 12:21 AM

That is just amazing, really nice cook! :clap:

chriscw81 02-15-2013 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by fedex (Post 2368545)
Thanks Chris, Huge HIT tonight.

so you made it tonight? man, i've got some frozen in the fridge, i'm gonna have to bust it out.


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