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Tuscan Soup in time for Winter

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Here in Wisconsin where I live, it is starting to get cold outside (although still not nearly as cold as it should be this time of year). And there is nothing better than getting home after a long, cold day in the Wisconsin cheese mines (or a college campus) and having a nice hot bowl of Tuscan soup. I make the recipe in this Instructable at least once per week because it is my absolute favorite type of soup, especially in the wintertime. This hearty soup features a blend of Italian sausage, fingerling potatoes, and kale in a slightly-spicy cream sauce. It is guaranteed to warm you up and satisfy both your appetite and your taste buds.
 
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Step 1: Recipe Nutrition

Before making the soup in this Instructable, I thought you might be interested in having some information about the soup's nutrition. So, I made a standard nutrition facts table by using a couple of online tools (like this one) to look up the nutritional information of all the individual ingredients and then calculate the nutritional information for the entire recipe. From there, I just divided the information into two-cup serving sizes and ended up with the nutrition facts table below:


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 cups
Amout Per Serving
Calories 600
Total Fat 38g
Saturated Fat 27.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 26.4g
Cholesterol 176.3mg
Total Carbohydrate 39.4g
Dietary Fiber 2.8g
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 22.4g
Vitamin A 52.4%
Vitamin B-12 35.4%
Vitamin B-6 26.8%
Vitamin C 87%
Vitamin D 6%
Vitamin E 2%
Calcium 27.6%
Folate 8%
Magnesium 22%
Manganese 49.4%
Phosphorus 197%
Riboflavin 28.4%
Selenium 62%
Thiamin 54.4%
Zinc 8.8%


Admittedly, it is not the most healthful soup in the world, but it is high in protein and a whole range of vitamins and minerals so you could also do worse.  Plus, it tastes absolutely fantastic, as you will see very soon.  For those of you who use the Weight Watchers program, one serving of this soup is worth 16 points. 
fishbait31 year ago
A word of caution. Never keep part of an onion they collect more germs than any other food. They are what make you sick in warm potato salad. Google it.
tinpie1 year ago
Congratulations.....looks delicious!!!!!! very nice instructable.......
WUVIE1 year ago
Whooo hooo! Congratulations on your SECOND PRIZE WIN IN THE CONTEST!
Fabulous, fabulous! Your Instructable was amazing!
eyesee1 year ago
very gooe
WUVIE1 year ago
I am impressed with the amount of time and detail you put into this Instructable! Details, images, everything. Two thumbs up for creating a genuine tutorial. This is good work! You put your heart into it, and it shows. Quality Instructable!
Yummers! That looks like a great soup to have on a cold day like today!
WriterChick2 years ago
I'll be attempting to make this soup after doing some dietary-restrictions fiddling, but it looks very yummy.

Wouldn't have read the article, though, if it were not for the "cheese mines" information at the beginning. LOL.