Thursday, April 15, 2010

Olive Garden Take-out

Or is it??

The Zuppa Toscana soup from the Olive Garden is one of my favorite things to eat. Ever. It's creamy, spicy, and has the most delicious broth that is fantastic soaked up in some of that garlic bread.

So when I came across a copy cat recipe on I knew I had to try it!

The recipe had some ingredients that I knew were not in the original soup, so i adjusted it for my tastes and memory of the original. And it was just as good (if not better) than the one they serve with the endless salad and breadsticks.

Recipe adapted from

Zuppa Toscana
1 lb. spicy italian bulk sausage
2 1/2 cups kale, washed and shredded
5 potatoes (yukon gold or red), peeled and sliced
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
8 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy cream
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

brown sausage in a large pot and add onion and garlic when it's finished. When onions are a little soft (5 minutes), add the chicken broth, potatoes, and bacon. Simmer for 45 minutes or so. When the potatoes are cooked, add the cream and kale and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Isn't is amazing that something so easy to make is so stinking delicious?? It blows my mind!!
soak chunks of break and serve with salad.

You may tip the cook.

1 comment:

PDCScarbroughpage said...

Love everything but the "soak chunks of bread" part! ;) Definately going to try this out because its my husbands FAVE soup! Thanks for the recipe!