Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's Sunday so obviously I want to cook

I love this weather.  I do, I am a fall and winter person.  Summer makes me very angry, and the hotter it gets the meaner I am.  It's just a fact and most people who know me would agree.  SO with that being said, I also love soup.  I love all the different kinds, creamy, tomato based, broth, cheesy, sign me up, yes please.  So like the title said it's Sunday and I don't know why I always have this need to cook on Sunday, but I do, I'll own it.  My family has to just go with it and I don't care, it's not like they aren't fed!  So today I have been laying here and I have just gotten my burst of energy so I'm making soup today.  It's the first chilly day of the season and I'm soup ready.  I can actually feel how much I've missed soup weather........
So this what we are having, I love this soup and can't wait to make it. 

Olive Gardens Zuppa Toscana:

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1½ tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1 large diced white onion
  • 4 Tbsp bacon pieces
  • 2 tsp garlic puree
  • 10 cups water
  • 5 cubes of chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb sliced Russet potatoes, or about 3 large potatoes
  • ¼ of a bunch of kale
Sauté Italian sausage and crushed red pepper in a large pot. Drain excess fat, refrigerate while you prepare other ingredients.
  1. In the same pan, sauté bacon, onions and garlic over low-medium heat for approximately 15 mins. or until the onions are soft.
  2. Add chicken bouillon and water to the pot and heat until it starts to boil.
  3. Add the sliced potatoes and cook until soft, about half an hour.
  4. Add the heavy cream and just cook until thoroughly heated.
  5. Stir in the sausage and the kale, let all heat through and serve. Delicious!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm... I may have to try this. I think I even have some kale in the fridge.