Dollar Store Recipes: Zuppa Toscana

Hey people, here we are with another great recipe that will be friendly to your pockets, but at the same time super delicious!  This time I made Zuppa Toscana, basically a yummy copycat recipe of the soup you can find at Olive Garden adapted from Damn Delicious.  But as usual, most of the ingredients came from 99 Cents Only Store.  Okay so let’s see what we have here..

What you need:

6 slices bacon, diced

lardons crus #1

1 lb Sweet Italian sausage, casing removed

italian sausage

1 TBsp Olive Oil

olive-oil-2

1 Tsp Minced Garlic

minced-garlic

1 Onion, diced

yellow-onions

4 Cups Chicken Broth

swanson-chicken-broth

4 Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

russet-potatoes

4 Cups Baby Spinach

baby-spinach

1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream

milk

Instructions:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

  1. Cook bacon over medium-high heat in a skillet.  Once it is crispy, remove it from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Add the Italian Sausage to the skillet and crumble as it browns.  Once it is completely cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large pot, add the olive oil, onions and garlic, cooking until the onions are soft.
  4. Stir in the chicken broth and potatoes and cook over high heat until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Add the sausage and spinach to the pot and cook until the spinach is wilted and then stir in the heavy cream.
  6. Serve the soup topped with bacon.

Let’s talk money:

Bacon came from the 99 – 99¢

Sausage was from Stater Bros – $3.99

Minced Garlic – 4¢

Onion, also from the 99 – 25¢

Chicken Broth, two cans from the 99 – $1.98

Potatoes, also from the 99 – 20¢

Baby Spinach, from the 99 – 99¢

Heavy Cream, two cartons from the 99 – $1.49

Okay, so this recipe makes enough to serve eight hungry people.  It’s so delicious.  Anywho, the total cost for the recipe is $9.93.  That means it costs only $1.24 per serving.  Whew!  I like those numbers.

Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s