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Tuscan Style Potato Soup October 6, 2009

Filed under: Soup — tiffanyrose913 @ 10:22 pm

014 (Small)I got this recipe from Cooking Light – it is similar to the Olive Garden Zuppa Tuscana I made for New Years Dinner this year.  This is sooo creamy – yet all I added was a splash of 2% milk.  The trick is to put the cooked potatoes in the food processor and blend to make a creamy base! Brilliant 🙂


  • 2  heads garlic
  • 2 1/2  tablespoons  olive oil, divided
  • 2  cups  finely chopped onion, divided
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt, divided
  • 3 cups peeled and cubed red potatoes
  • 4  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • splash of 2% milk
  • 4  ounces  pecorino Romano cheese,
  • 3 links hot sausage
  • 1  cup  chopped baby spinach


1.  Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 cups onion; sauté 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and potato; sauté 2 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender, stirring occasionally. Place half mixture in food processor and pulse until smooth – add back into pot. Stir in milk. Finely grate 2 ounces cheese to yield 1/2 cup; stir into soup. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1/2 cup onion; sauté for 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in sausage and crumble

3. Add chopped spinach in soup and stir until wilted.



2 Responses to “Tuscan Style Potato Soup”

  1. Michele Says:

    I love that the soup is creamy without adding heavy fream!

    It looks amazing!

  2. ladyprism Says:

    Ooooh, I love this and can almost the taste the creaminess you speak ov’ !!

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I was in search of easy but authentic med dishes and landed here. I live halfway around the globe but can just as easily whip this up!

    Thaaaanks! 🙂

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