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Zuppa Toscana


1(16 ounce) package smoked sausage
2potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3/4cup chopped onion
6slices bacon
1 1/2teaspoons minced garlic
2cups kale - washed, dried, and shredded
2tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
1quart water
1/3cup heavy whipping cream


1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2.Layer the sausage links onto a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, or until done. Cut in half length-wise, then cut at an angle into 1/2 inch slices.
3.Place onions and bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear.
4.Remove bacon and crumble. Set aside.
5.Add garlic to the onions and cook an additional 1 minute. Add chicken base or bouillon, water, and potatoes, simmer 15 minutes.
6.Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale, and cream. Simmer 4 minutes and serve.