Sausage Zuppa with Red Potatoes

Kimberly Richards


Our favorite place to eat on a Wednesday night was Olive Garden and I would always order the Zuppa Toscana, when money got tight I craved the soup so much I came up with a version of my own...Enjoy!


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30 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    baby red skinned potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 bunch
  • 1 bunch
    red-veined swiss chard
  • 2-3 medium
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 lb
    sausage, hot ot sweet
  • 3 clove
    garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 8-10 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    pine nuts (optional)

How to Make Sausage Zuppa with Red Potatoes


  1. Wash and rinse the potatoes well, cut them into quaters then par boil them until theu are just fork tender. While the potatoes are cooking wash and clean the kale, swiss chard and leeks to remove any dirt and grit. Remove the hard outer leaves and hard root bulb from the leeks so that you hav a nice floppy bouquet and chop into small peices. Remove the yellow leaves or brown spots from the kale, cut off the stems and chop the greens into small prices and set the greens aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil and butter in the bottom of a stock pot, once the butter has melted add in the sausage and pepper, stir until the sausage is browned on all sides. Add in the chopped leeks and garlic, stir and simmer intil the leeks are softened.
  3. Drain the potatoes and add them into the stock pot, cook over medium heat stirring occasionally for about 2-3 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked all the way through. Add in the kale and swiss chard, stir for about 30 seconds or until the leaves have wilted but are still bright green. Add in the chicken stock and heat through...Do not boil. Serve hot, sprinlke with pine nuts for texture and crunch.
  4. Notes: Do not over cook the kale and swiss chard, the leaves will turn black. The potatoes can also be cut into thin slices for faster cooking time.

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About Sausage Zuppa with Red Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #sausage, #red, #kale, #Zuppa

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