Sunday, December 1, 2013

Zuppa Italiano


Zuppa Italiano is a creamy meat and potatoes Italian soup. It’s comfort food that tastes rich and is packed with complex flavors.

Zuppa Italiano
Modified from Hy-Vee

·4 slices turkey bacon, chopped
·1 lb. spicy Italian turkey sausage, removed from the casing
·1 large onion, chopped
·2 tsp minced garlic
·½ tsp red pepper
·5 cups chicken broth
·2 large potatoes, thinly sliced and chopped
·½ tsp salt
·½ cup heavy cream
·½ cup Greek yogurt
·2 packed cups of kale, trimmed and chopped

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon, set aside, and drain any grease from the pan.

Add the sausage, onion, garlic, and red pepper to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sausage is brown. Add chicken broth, potatoes, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together cream and Greek yogurt until well-combined and no lumps remain. Add cream mixture, bacon, and kale to the soup. Heat through and serve.