Rustic Tuscan Soup

Rustic Tuscan Soup

Apparently spring doesn’t know it’s spring because we’ve taken a u-turn and appear to be right back into winter. Who authorized this? Obviously I am not happy about this. I’ve had to turn the heater back on and pull out all of the scarves and boots I had put away for the season. The only good thing from this colder weather is I can enjoy soups a little longer. Silver lining. Silver lining. Now all I need is a silver spoon. Kidding. Kind of.

Rustic Tuscan Soup

I’m excited to share that I’ve teamed up with Kraft for “The {Not Just Sunday} Italian Dinner” campaign. We’re sharing recipes that give you big bold flavor without spending all day in the kitchen. Sunday dinner doesn’t have to wait for Sunday anymore. AND cutting time doesn’t mean you have to cut flavor. Not all all. This Rustic Tuscan Soup is proof of that. In about an hour you can have this healthy and hearty meal on the table. You can let them think you simmered and stirred the day away, I won’t tell.

Rustic Tuscan Soup

Now who wants a bowl?

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Disclaimer: I am working in partnership with the KRAFT brand and I am receiving compensation for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.

Rustic Tuscan Soup

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    1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spread bread onto baking sheet; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese and crushed pepper. Bake 10 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large saucepan on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from pan.
    3. Add onions to pan; cook and stir 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Return bacon to pan along with the beans, tomatoes, broth and 1/4 cup of the remaining cheese; stir. Simmer on medium-low heat 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Add kale; cook 10 minutes.
    5. Serve soup topped with croutons and remaining cheese.


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    1. 1

      This looks like the perfect comforting soup! I love the kale, so healthy and delicious!

    2. 2

      We love kale and are growing it in our garden! This looks fabulous, Paula!

    3. 3

      RAISING BOTH HANDS! 🙂 oops sorry for yelling. That looks delish Paula. I love the kale ratio. I happen to really love kale. A lot. Happy friday my friend.


    4. 4

      We’re not back into snowy weather, but the rain is coming down at a torrential rate. This soup is exactly the sort of thing I’m craving today.

    5. 5

      Fabulous! I love soup! Soup, crusty bread and a glass of wine. Perfection!

    6. 6

      I love soups like this! Your version looks gorgeous!

      Thanks for the sweet note on my wedding photos 😉 xo

    7. 7

      Me! I’ll take a bowl! This looks amazing!

    8. 8

      Kale is my guilty pleasure (no bueno w/thyroid) but I savor each bite when i do eat it and this…this looks divine!

    9. 9

      Mmmmm, sounds so comforting, Paula!

    10. 10

      Thanks for the recipe, forwarded this to some friends too

    11. 11

      I don’t eat bacon, what can I substitute or will it be okay without it?


      • 11.1

        Hi Lindsay, You can try it without. If you do, let us know how it turns out.


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