Zuppa Toscana

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Copy Cat Recipe from Olive Garden

Zuppa Toscana

Soups on at home with the thanks of Olive Garden.  Now Olive Garden is one of my favorite restaurants.  I love the ‘All you can eat soup and salad’.  Try this copy-cat recipe at home and I am sure you will love it as much as I do.


  • 1 (16 oz.) pack smoked sausage
  • 2 potatoes, cut into 1/4 in. slices
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 cups kale – washed, dried, and shredded
  • 2 TBS. chicken soup base or 2 TBS chicken boullion powder
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream


1.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C)

2.  Place sausage links onto a sheet pan and bake for 25 min. or until done.  Cut links in half lengthwise, then cut at an angle into 1/2 in. slices.

3. Place onions and bacon slices in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear. Remove bacon and crumble. Set aside.

4.  Add garlic to the onions and cook an additional 1 min.  Add chicken soup base, water, and potatoes, simmer 15 min.

5.  Add bacon, sausage, kale and cream.  Simmer 4 min.

 5.  Add bacon, sausage, kale and cream.  Simmer 4 min.

 Serve with salad and bread and enjoy on a cold day.

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