Zuppa Toscana is a delicious soup at Olive Garden with some kale, sausage, potatoes, and bacon. Its got a bit of cream to it, but it isn't too heavy. I tried copycat recipe for it and it turned out great!
I found the recipe here and followed most of the directions of the first comment shown.
|Pictured with a slice of delicious homemade wheat bread.|
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage
- 3 large russet baking potatoes , sliced 1/4 inch slices then quartered
- 1 small onion , chopped
- 3 strips bacon
- 2 garlic cloves , minced
- 3 cups kale, chopped
- 32 oz. chicken broth
- 2.5 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups half and half
In same skillet cook bacon and shopped onion side by side. (or on top of one another like I did)
Add onions, kale, garlic, potatoes, broth, and water to stockpot. Chop bacon and add as well.
Cook over medium-high heat for 30 minutes. Add half and half and cook for another 15-20 minutes making sure to stir well. If when you first taste it you can taste too much of the half and half mix it up and let it blend a bit more.
My first bite I could definitely taste the half and half so I loaded it up with garlic salt and mixed it up a bit more and then it tasted exactly like Olive Garden soup.
It was definitely an overall win.