A cheeky copycat of an Italian-American restaurant classic! Cozy up to this satisfying soup...all made in one pot! What more could you want? Garlic bread? You've got it!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Mild Italian Sausage, uncased
Chicken Broth Concentrate
Cream Sauce Spice Blend(ContainsWheat/Blé)
Before starting, preheat the broiler to high. Wash and dry all produce. Halve potatoes lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch half-moons. Peel, then cut carrot into 1/4-inch pieces. Roughly chop spinach.
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then potatoes, onions, carrots and half the Italian Seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and veggies soften slightly, 4-5 min. Transfer potatoes and veggies to a large bowl.
Reduce heat to medium, then add sausage to the same pot. Cook, breaking up sausage into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.**
Add Cream Sauce Spice Blend, half the garlic puree and remaining Italian Seasoning to the pot with sausage. Cook, stirring often, until sausage is coated, 1 min. Add broth concentrates, potatoes, veggies and 2 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, cook until veggies are tender and broth thickens slightly, 10-12 min. Add cream and spinach. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach wilts, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. (TIP: If you prefer a more brothy soup, add more water, 1/4 cup at a time.)
While soup simmers, halve ciabatta. Add remaining garlic puree and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine. Spread garlic oil onto cut sides of ciabatta. Add ciabatta directly to the middle rack of the oven, cut-side up. Toast until golden-brown, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on them so they don't burn!)
Divide Italian sausage soup between bowls. Sprinkle chili flakes over top, to taste. Serve garlic ciabatta on the side for dipping.