Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Healthy Zuppa Toscana

I forgot to get the "heavy cream" when I was trying to make some Zuppa Toscana a few months ago.  I discovered you can replace heavy cream with lowfat milk and lowfat cream cheese!  So, here is the Zuppa Toscana Recipe, a healthier way!

Healthy Zuppa Toscana
Yield: 8-10 servings (Good for freezing!)

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Large Sweet Onion, chopped
2 pounds of potatoes, cut in half, then sliced to 1/4 inch thick slices (russet or gold work best, but any potato will work!)
2 cups fresh or frozen Kale, washed, drained, chopped
5 Chicken Sausages (Italian, Basil, or Spicy Italian work best), chopped
32 oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth (Organic is best!)
16 oz Regular Chicken Broth
8oz Low Fat Milk
3 Tbsp Low Cream Cheese, room temperature
Salt and Pepper


1.   Heat pan with olive oil.
2.  Add chopped onion to oil and saute until onions are translucent.
3.  Add chooped potatoes and chicken broth.  Simmer until potatoes are tender.
4. While potatoes are cooking, put milk in a mug and whisk in cream cheese.  Set aside.
5.  When potatoes are tender, whisk milk mixture one more time, then mix in gently into broth.
6.  Add kale and sausage.  Season with salt and pepper.
7. Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, or until kale is tender.  Enjoy!

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