I know, it isn’t exactly soup weather. But I wanted to try this new recipe while Luke was out of town and while I had some fresh spinach. I’m so pleased with how it turned out. Next time there’s a chilly, rainy day, make this for lunch.
Zuppa Toscana My Way
1/2 lb. spicy breakfast sausage (I use Aldi’s in the red wrapper- it is excellent!)
3/4 cup onion, diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 medium potatoes, halved and sliced into 1/8 in. thick slices
4 strips bacon
2 cups fresh spinach
1 quart chicken broth
1/3 cup cream
Brown sausage in large skillet; remove meat with slotted spoon and place in soup pot (I put it in my crock pot). Place bacon in same skillet; cook until done. Remove, cut into small pieces, and add to soup pot. In remaining drippings, cook onion and potatoes over medium heat until not quite tender. Add garlic and cook for a minute more. Remove from pan with slotted spoon and place in soup pot. In remaining drippings, cook spinach until just wilted. Add to soup pot. Pour chicken broth into soup pot, heat to simmering. Add cream. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Consider next year’s Soup Swap won!