Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Zuppa Tuscana Soup

A new post, finally! We recently went to California for a week with Shawn's family. While we were there we each took a night cooking dinner. My sis-in-law, Becca, made this awesome soup. So today she is our guest writer. So go make dinner tonight, Becca style. It's super easy as super yummy! Thanks for the great recipe Becca!

Yield: about 4-6 generous servings
6-9ish med-lg potatoes
2ish carrots, diced up super-tiny
2 cubes chicken bullion, "smooshed"
1 lb Italian sausage (I like Jimmy Dean the best.)
1/2 large onion, diced
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 cup milk
1/2 - 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese *divided
kale, de-stemmed and chopped
salt/pepper, to taste
Wash and slice potatoes (the thinner, the quicker they cook). Put in a large pot and cover with water. Toss in the carrots and chicken bullion, too. Boil until tender, stirring occassionally (to make sure they don't burn to the bottom). Using a potato masher, just mash up the potatoes a little in the water (sometimes my spoon does the trick, too).
While the potatoes boil, brown italian sausage and onions in a frying pan. Drain if desired (I don't.).
Put the sausage/onion mix into the potato pot. Add the evaporated milk, milk, Parm cheese and the kale. Add lots of pepper and salt to taste. Warm (don't boil at this point) until the kale is wilted a tiny bit and the whole thing is warm/hot.
Serve warm, sprinkled with even MORE Parmesan cheese... and ENJOY!
PS. I've also used like 2 tsp. of minced garlic in it, and it was yum that way, too.


The Stones said...

I've missed your yummy posts, Mindy!! This looks wonderful- thanks, Becca! I am wondering if spinach would be a substitute for Kale??? What do you think?

Wendy said...

Looks good!

bec said...

Yay! You not only a) ate my soup and liked it, but also b) asked for the recipe, c) made it yourself and d) posted it on your AWESOME blog! /cheer! ;) The pictures look great. And with this (finally) stormy weather, potato soup would be perfect!

The Stones said...

Just made it for dinner tonight. OH. MY. GOSH. It is now my very favorite soup. Sooooo yummy. Thanks, Mindy and Bec!!

bec said...

Did you use spinach after all?

Ang said...

I am trying this tonight! So excited! I bought some yummy italian bread to go with it... Amy's suggestion. Thanks gals.

Hillary said...

This looks SO SO good. It sounds like a soup you could get at Olive Garden. I will try this one for sure.

Ann said...

I'm trying this tonight! Can't wait!