Sunday, November 9, 2008

Zuppa Tuscana

One of my all time favorite soups is Olive Garden’s Zuppa Tuscana. I really wanted to make this at home so I found a recipe that seemed really similar so I gave it my best shot and made a few additions, this was the wonderful outcome. This soup really hit the spot on our cold, wet and drippy Portland night.

1 Lbs. Johnsonville Mild Bulk Sausage
2 Medium Red Potatoes (Cut into chunks)
1/2 Small Chopped Onion
4 Slices Bacon (cut into small pieces)
2 Tbs. Minced Garlic
2 C. Chopped Kale Leaves
1 1/2 Tbs. Chicken Base
5 C. Water
1/2 C. Heavy Cream

Cook the sausage in frying pan over medium high heat just until no longer pink, transfer to a plate. Add the bacon, garlic, and onion to the pan to cook until the onion is soft and the bacon is crisp. Transfer the bacon mixture and sausage to a soup pot and cover with the water and add the kale, potatoes, and chicken base. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Add the cream and simmer for another 4-5 minutes. Serve with bread sticks and salad for a fabulous cold night dinner.

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Cheryl said...

It was quite delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

ooooh mom I love this....
maybe I will have to make it for all the sick kids at the towers.

Grace said...

nice re-creation! that's one of my favorite things at olive garden as well, and one of the less sinful options... :)

Rebekah said...

This looks sssooo yummy! i must try it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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