• Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

    Zuppa Toscana Bring the flavor of Italy to your dining room with this delicious, hearty soup perfectly seasoned and loaded with tender potatoes, sausage and kale in a creamy broth.

    1 1/2 cups Sausage links, spicy; about 12 links
    3/4 cup Diced onions
    6 slices Bacon
    1 1/4 teaspoons Minced garlic
    1 quart Chicken
    3 medium Potatoes, cut in half and then into 1/4 slices
    2 cups Kale, cut in half and then sliced
    1 cup Heavy whipping cream
    1 tsp fennel seed (this is my own secret addition, and trust me, it MAKES the soup)
    1/2 tsp black ground pepper

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place sausage links onto a sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until done; cut into half lengthwise, then cut at an angle into 1/2 inch slices. Drain on paper towels to remove an excess grease.

    Place onions and bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear. Add garlic and cook an additional 1 minute. Add chicken stock and potatoes to the sauteed onion,bacon and garlic, allowing it to deglaze. (Mingle the flavors all together). Add fennel seed and black pepper.

    Simmer 15 minutes. Add Cooked sausage, kale and cream. Do not omit the fennel seed, it truly makes the dish!

    Simmer on low for 4 minutes and serve with toasted garlic bread.
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Momof3beasts's Avatar
      We tried this last night- Thank you SOOO Much for this recipe!! It was SPOT On! My kids loved it and my husband said he thought I bought take-out from Olive garden.
    1. Christine's Avatar
      We grow kale in the garden. Come springtime, this will be on the menu!
    1. heidi12's Avatar
      thank you again for this I have been wondering how to make this for a quiet some time . It tasted fairly simple . I also make a good and very cheep potato soup . It's so good and works really well when you are very low on money . If you would like to know how to me it just hit me up .

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