How to make it

  • Cook sausage and red pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium high heat until sausage is crumbly and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Cook bacon pieces in same pot over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain, leaving a few tablespoons of drippings in bottom of Dutch oven.
  • Stir in onions and cook until tender, about 5 minutes; add garlic and saute 30 seconds more.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the pot with the bacon and onion mixture.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add potatoes and boil until fork tender, about 20 minute.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in heavy cream and cooked sausage.
  • Heat through.
  • Mix spinach into soup just before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    This is pure rich heavenly Italian comfort food that makes you want to smile.
    Five forks and a big smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Superb! I have wanted to try this recipe but I didn't have it. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    I've always wanted to try this, and this version sounds really simple and quick. Will sub plain breakfast sausage, I think...GREAT post, thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    This sounds just wonderful, right to the save pile thanks for the post....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    pieplate ate it and said...
    So simple?! Wow! I adore soup, and this sounds like an antidote to cold nights.

    Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie.
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  • choclytcandy 9 years ago
    If this is anything like Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana....then I'm sold. Thanks for the great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    pollymotzko ate it and said...
    Hello there & Happy Valentine's Day!
    You reminded me that I wanted to make some of that! I had that at Olive Garden not too long ago and that was one of the first things I asked about on this site and all it took was a few hours for people to submit the recipe!

    This site is awesome and your recipes are great!

    Take care and have a great day with your loved ones!

    Polly Motzko
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