Thursday, December 8, 2011

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

I got this from my friend's recipe blog and made it this week.  It was a winner!  The kids actually ate soup and liked their few bites I made them eat :)  Jeff said it was a keeper too!


* 1 lb. spicy sausage
* 4 medium potatoes, cut in half lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices
* 1/4 cup onion, diced
* 1/2 cup REAL bacon bits (my friend leaves this out and still likes it.  I made it with it and it was good too)
* 1/4 teaspoons minced garlic
* 2 cups kale leaves, cut in half, then sliced
* 2 tablespoons chicken base
* 1 quart water (or substitute water and base for 2 cans chicken broth )
* 1/3 cup heavy cream (I actually forgot to put this in and didn't even notice!  Still so yummy!)


1. If sausage is in links, take out of wrapper (or slice).
2. Cook ground sausage, set aside.
3. In soup pot, saute onion and garlic cook 1 minute.
4. Add chicken base, water, and potatoes; simmer 15 minutes.
5. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale and cream.
6. Simmer 5 more minutes, then serve.

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