Uncle Buddy’s Zuppa Tuscana

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from the casings
  • 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 32 ounces beef broth
  • 2 white potatoes, diced (no peeling necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups spinach, fresh
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded and divided
  • Directions:

Brown sausage and diced bacon in a French oven over medium-high heat until fully cooked.

Drain all but one tablespoon of oil.

Sauté onion and garlic in remaining oil for about 2-3 minutes.

Add back the sausage and bacon.

Add beef broth, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  • Reduce to low and cover. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are fully cooked.

Add fresh spinach, cream and 3/4 cup parmesan cheese.

Heat over medium until warm (about 5 minutes).

Serve with a sprinkle of extra parmesan on top.