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How to make Alexis’ Zuppa Toscana

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Serve this soup in big bowls with freshly grated Parmesan on top! 

“Zuppa toscana” is a broad term meaning “Tuscan soup.”

Alexis’ Zuppa Toscana 

2 lbs. mild Italian sausage
1 lb. bacon, chopped
1 large onion, diced
1 tbsp fresh garlic
grated kosher salt
fresh pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder or so
1-2 quarts chicken broth
6 – 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 bunch fresh kale 
fresh Parmesan 

1. Cook sausage, bacon and onion in a skillet on medium high until sausage is browned and bacon is slightly crispy. Add garlic and sauté. Season with more garlic powder, salt and pepper. 

2. Add chicken broth and potatoes to a crockpot, along with the cooked sausage/onion mixture. Cook on low for about 6 hours. When 1-2 hours are left, add the kale and heavy cream. Season again if needed.

3. Serve in big bowls with freshly grated Parmesan on top!