Tuscan Soup with Italian Brats

“Comfort food is the food that makes us feel good – satisfied, calm, cared for, and carefree. It’s food that fills us up emotionally and physically. … Finding comfort in food is a basic human experience.” – Ellie Krieger

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1- 5 pack of Italian Brats- Mild or Hot OR 1 pound ground spicy Italian Sausage
½ cup diced red onion
2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup milk
1 TBSP white all purpose flour
4 cups chicken broth
3 medium potatoes, cubed
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups chopped kale

Pro Tip: This recipe is super easy to make vegetarian! Simply take out the meat & add a 5 Cheese Tortellini!

Add any other veggies you enjoy as well!

1. Cut brats into 1” coins.

2.Brown Sausage & onion in oil.

Pro Tip: Meat alternatives include either ground beef or pork. You can add a 5 cheese tortellini with the meat as well!

3. Destem kale & chop

4. Cube potatoes; place in a bowl of cold water and set aside.

Pro Tip: Use a French fry cutter to get perfect sized cubes. See my Cheddar Chowder blog for how-to!

5. Blend the flour in 1 cup of broth; Combine the broth and cream in a saucepan; bring to a boil; add broth/flour mixture and whisk until thickened.

6. Add cubed potatoes, the browned sausage, and the kale.

7. Stir in the spices and let soup simmer for about 2 hours. Stir occasionally.

Pro Tip: For every additional cup of additional items add 1 cup broth and mix 1/2 tsp of flour in a half cup of milk.

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Happy day,
Jean

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