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Zuppa Toscana Recipe: Easy and Delicious Soup for Travelers

Written by Fabio

May 19, 2023

Zuppa Toscana Recipe: Easy and Delicious Soup for Travelers

Looking for a hearty and delicious meal that’s easy to prepare on the go? Our Zuppa Toscana recipe, straight from the kitchen of a seasoned truck driver, is the perfect solution. This Tuscan soup is not only tasty but also easy to prepare, even while traveling.

Zuppa Toscana: Cook it While Driving Your Truck!

Ingredients for Zuppa Toscana:

  • Fresh Kale
  • Onion
  • Smoky Bacon
  • Potatoes
  • Italian Sausage
  • Crusty Italian bread
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Ritz crackers or some toasted crackers (used as a thickening agent)

Seasonings for Zuppa Toscana:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Basil Leaf
  • Fiery Red Pepper
  • Extra Parmesan Cheese

Liquids for Zuppa Toscana:

  • Chicken Stock
  • Half and Half or Heavy Whipping Cream

Cooking Equipment:

  • Crockpot with a lid that fastens down
  • Gas range or similar cooking device
  • Aluminum foil

How to Make Zuppa Toscana:

  1. Start by preparing your ingredients: chop the kale, onion, bacon, and potatoes, and slice the sausage.
  2. Begin cooking the onions, bacon, and sausage in your crockpot or cooking device. Add the potatoes once the onions become translucent.
  3. Once the ingredients start to soften, add enough chicken stock to cover everything. Remember, you still have more ingredients to add, so don’t fill it to the top.
  4. Let the mixture cook. If you’re using a crockpot, you can set it on high for about 2.5 to 3 hours or on low for about 5 hours.
  5. About 30 minutes before the cooking time is up, add the kale and the half-and-half or heavy whipping cream. Stir well.
  6. For an extra kick, add some Parmesan cheese and stir it in.
  7. If you want to thicken the broth a bit, you can crush some Ritz crackers or toasted crackers until they’re fine, like flour, and add a little bit to the soup.
  8. Serve the soup with some Italian bread on the side, and enjoy!

This Zuppa Toscana recipe is flexible and can be adjusted based on your personal preference. Happy cooking!

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