Friday, October 2, 2009

Food For Friday: Tuscan Soup

I first had this delicious soup at my friend Jami's. My husband loved it, as he does anything with sausage or bacon as an ingredient, and it has become one of his most requested soups! In honor of the crisp fall weather we've been having here in Colorado, I wanted to share this recipe. In my opinion, chilly days are the perfect time for warm soup! We enjoyed Tuscan soup with some crusty multigrain bread on one of our first chilly days last week. This is a quick soup and doesn't need to simmer for an extended time for good flavor.


6 cups chicken broth
1 onion, finely chopped
3.5 oz (approx. 3 links) spicy Italian sausage
3 large potatoes, washed
1 bunch fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 cup evaporated milk
freshly ground pepper
fresh grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Remove casing from sausage by cutting a slit up the sausage link and turning the meat into a skillet. Crumble and brown sausage over medium heat. Add chopped onion & cook over medium heat until onion is soft and meat is no longer pink.

While meat is cooking, cube the potatoes into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces. Wash and chop the spinach.

Place meat in a large pot, add stock and potatoes. Boil until potatoes are cooked through and fork tender. Add spinach, and continue boiling until spinach is wilty and slighty cooked.

Remove from heat, stir in the evaporated milk and season with freshly ground pepper to taste.

We like to serve it with freshly grated parmesan cheese sprinkled on top!


Dawn said...

This seems similar to my favorite soup at Olive Garden so I'll definitely try it! My parents are coming for a visit (from OH!) and like the soup, too, so it will be a fun new recipe to try on them.

Have a great weekend!

Infarrantly Creative said...

I love soups. I am totally going to try this one. We had my ham and potato soup tonight. I am fall comfort foods.

Christy said...

One thing I love about the cooler days is being able to have soup on my dinner menus. I am going to try this one... sounds easy and delicious!

Thanks for sharing!

Jen R. said...

That looks DE-lish!!!!! I love soup when it gets cold out!

Liz said...

Just came across your blog and I'm glad I did! This soup looks *so* delish, so much so that I may try and attempt to make it tonight.

Happy Fall!


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Yum!! This sounds so good. And of course I love your fall photos of Colorado! :)

sarah said...

I have really enjoyed Food for Friday. Thanks for sharing the recipes and tips.

Lee Family said...

I made this recently and we thought it was very tasty. We really liked the spiciness (sp?) of the sausage. Perfect for a cold day!! I definitely like having 4 seasons too! i can't believe that you guys already got snow though!

Anonymous said...

Wow. This looks good. I'll definitely have to try it!