A simple Tuscan-style soup that is loaded with flavor and made with just a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time:10 min
Cook Time:20-25 min
Total Time:30-35 min
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ medium yellow onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
½-pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
½-pound ground Italian sausage
4–5 cups baby spinach leaves or chopped kale
3–4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 ½ teaspoons kosher or sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 cups unsalted chicken stock
3 small Yukon or red potatoes, diced
1–2 tablespoons cream (optional)
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot to medium heat. Add onion and carrots and saute 3-4 minutes, until slightly soft. Add diced chicken and sausage and cook 6-7 minutes, breaking up the sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned. Stir in spinach or kale, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
Add stock and bring to a simmer. Add potatoes and let simmer 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Stir in cream, if using. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Serve soup in bowls with fresh Parmesan and more black pepper.
Cooking Tip: For extra flavor, add a Parmesan cheese rind to the broth and simmer.
Serving Size:Serves 6
Keywords: no cream option, healthy, tasty, delicious, best, easy