Zuppa Toscana is a traditional Tuscan soup originating from Italy. It typically includes Italian sausage, potatoes, kale, and sometimes pancetta or bacon, seasoned with garlic and red pepper flakes. This hearty and flavorful soup has become popular worldwide, admired for its rustic simplicity and delicious blend of ingredients. You can experience the taste of Italy with this Italian Potato and Kale Soup that we've lightened up just a little. This soul-warming dish combines authentic Italian flavors, such as pancetta, red potatoes, and pre-cooked smoked turkey sausage, infused with our Italian Seasoning Blend. As you savor the comforting aroma, you'll be transported to the heart of Italy. Perfectly simmered in a Dutch oven, this flavorful soup also features nutrient-packed kale for a wholesome touch. Don't miss the chance to enjoy this delightful creation, made possible by The Spice and Tea Shoppe's finest ingredients.
4 ounces pancetta coarsely chopped
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 teaspoons dried minced garlic or 4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
6 large red potatoes skin on, cut in ½ lengthwise and thinly sliced
48 ounces chicken broth
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning Blend
1 package pre-cooked smoked turkey sausage sliced into ½ inch pieces
12 ounces half and half
1 bunch kale, chopped
In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, brown pancetta until cooked through.
Add onions, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add chicken broth, potatoes and Italian seasoning blend and cook over medium/ low heat until the potatoes are cooked through, about 40 minutes, adding the turkey sausage in the last 10 minutes.
Add heavy cream and kale and continue cooking at low heat for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.