Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for a few minutes, until tender. Add garlic and sauté another minute.
Add sausage and cook until no longer pink. Drain off fat.
Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and add chicken broth. Return the sausage to the pan along with the potatoes and half of the bacon. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add kale and half and half and heat through, about ten minutes. Serve each bowl topped with freshly grated cheese and remaining bacon.
Zuppa Toscana basically means soup made Tuscany style. The original Tuscan soup is made with several of the same ingredients as this soup, like kale, potatoes, onion, and rigatino (Italian bacon). However, the original also has zucchini, cannellini beans, celery, carrots, and powdered chili. It is then served on toasted Tuscan bread.
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