Thursday, May 14, 2015

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup Copycat

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup Copycat: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

My husband is a huge fan of Olive Garden's all you can eat soup, salad and breadsticks deal. He is a huge fan of their breadsticks, loves their soups and enjoys their salad, especially the whole banana pepper. I am also a fan of the deal. I am a huge fan of their soups, love their salad, especially the whole banana pepper and enjoy their breadsticks.

Since we do not eat at Olive Garden often it is nice to be able to duplicate their soups, so we can enjoy them at home whenever we want. If you enjoy Olive Garden's soups like we do be sure to check out my copycat of their Pasta e Fagoli.

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup Copycat
Ingredients:
1 pound Italian Sausage
8 slices turkey bacon
5 medium russet potatoes, rinsed
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups water
28 ounces low sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
black pepper, to taste
2 cups chopped kale
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:
Cook and crumble the sausage until completely cooked. Place on a paper towel lined plate.

Cook the bacon until crisp and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Slice the potatoes between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick. Just try and make the slices the same thickness so they cook evenly.

In a large pot add in the diced onion, minced garlic, sliced potatoes, chicken broth and water. Cook over medium heat until potatoes are cooked through.

Add in the sausage, bacon, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The potatoes will start to break apart into smaller pieces.

Turn the heat down to low and add in the kale and heavy cream. Continue to cook until completely heated through.

Enjoy!!!

Serves:8
Calories: 434
Total Fat: 26.6g
   Saturated: 12g
   Polyunsaturated: 0.5g
   Monounsaturated: 3.2g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 88mg
Sodium: 731.8mg
Potassium: 840.9mg
Total Carbs: 31g
   Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
   Sugars: 1.9g
Protein: 17.1g
Vitamin A: 63.9%
Vitamin C: 82.8%
Calcium: 9.8%
Iron: 11.9%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Mom on Timeout.
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