Monday, January 18, 2010

Zuppa Tuscana Soup just like The Olive Garden

1 lb bacon

1 lb Italian sausage or bulk sausage of your choice

4-6 potatoes, diced

1 onion, chopped

2 tbsp. minced garlic

6 cups chicken stock (you can easily replace some with water as you have available – I used 4 cups stock, 2 cups water)

2 cups heavy cream (whole milk can be substituted)

1 head of kale (5-6 leaves, as desired), chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

Parmesan cheese

In a small pan, cook the bacon. Cool and crumble. In a large pot, cook the sausage, onions, and garlic until the sausage has browned. Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil, turn it down to low and simmer for 20 minutes or so, just until the potatoes are tender. Add the cream, kale, and bacon and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes. Season to taste. Top with parmesan cheese for extra flavor! Enjoy! Makes 6-8 servings. Freezes well.


Blondie's Journal said...

Sounds delicious! :-)


Janene said...

I am so glad that you posted this, because Joe and I went to Olive Garden on Saturday. As I was enjoying my bowl of Zuppa Tuscana, I mentioned that I would love to be able to make this at home. Especially on a cold snowy night with a loaf of warm crusty bread. And then here it is for me to make. Thank you so so much.

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I LOVE Olive Garden's soup so I'll be trying this recipe this weekend. Thanks for the recipe and for stopping by my blog the other day :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I may have to give this recipe a try. One of my sons loves this soup & it's the only thing he gets at Olive Garden. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

alissa said...

Thanks for stopping by and visitng my blog! I am so glad you have this soup recipe posted. I love this soup - it's the only reason I go to Olive Garden! I can't wait to try this at home. Thanks!

coloradogal said...

Thank you for this recipe--Zuppa Toscana is my favorite at the OG!

this blessed nest said...

oh i will have to try this. i have been making soups like crazy, but stopped this week. we had a little warm up tease. but are going back to cold this week.

your pics in the precious post with the white snowy trees up against the red barn are beautiful. just stunning. you should frame one! seriously.

stay warm!

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twojunkchix said...

This sounds so delicious! I can't wait to try this! I'm so glad you posted it. Thank you!!


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Yummy! I am going to file this away. I am missing kale to make it today!

Linda Stubbs said...

Mmmmmmm, this looks wonderful! Love the pic's of your precious family!

Thank you for your sweet comment over at my blog. I love it when I can visit other ladies blogs. Enjoyed my stay here!!!!!

Blessings, Linda

Nezzy said...

Oh, This Ozarks farm chick just loves this soup at Olive Garden. I'm gonna make this one! MMmmmm, good soup on a cold day, life just doesn't get any better than that!

God bless ya'll from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!

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