I bet you have finished a bowl of the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup and wondered if you could make this soup. You can make your Zuppa Toscana taste just like the Olive Gardens soup recipe. Potatoes, Italian sausage, kale, onions, bacon, and cream make for a delicious and hearty soup. You don’t have to get a babysitter, or even leave your house to have soup just like Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana.
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
Make this classic sausage, potato, and kale soup at home.
- 1 pound Italian sausage
- 2 large russet baking potatoes sliced in half and then in 1/4 inch slices
- 1 large chopped onion
- 1/2 can Oscar Meyer Real Bacon Bits (these are less fatty than real bacon)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups chopped kale or Swiss chard
- 2 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth
- 1 quart water
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Cook sausage in a 300-degree oven for approximately 1/2 hour; drain on paper towels and cut into slices.
Place onions, potatoes, chicken broth, water, and garlic in a pot and cook on medium heat until potatoes are done. Add sausage, bacon, salt, and pepper to taste and simmer for another 10 minutes. Turn to low heat; add kale, cream, and water (optional). Heat thoroughly and serve.Print Recipe
Additional Notes: You may wish to add about a half teaspoon of fennel seeds to this for an extra taste. The fennel seeds are often an ingredient used in the Italian sausage, and it is a nice extra touch. Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana is a delicious soup you can make at home. I love to make this soup up as a main dish during the week because this is one soup you don't have to simmer for hours to have that all day slow cooked flavor. Some people like to add additional crushed red pepper flakes to this recipe. I personally don't like to make anything too hot, because I want everyone to be able to enjoy it. Often Italian sausage already has crushed red pepper flakes as one of its ingredients, so it depends on how your soup is shaping up to what you may want to add here. The quart of water may be omitted, it depends if you like a soup that is more thinned out or not, I personally like a soup that is thick and hearty. Many viewers have suggested if you want to make this soup low carb, you can use cauliflower instead of potatoes, and they have had excellent results. Maybe you have a suggestion or two for additions you may like when you prepare your own version of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana soup. You can find more copycat recipes that taste like the Olive Garden Recipes at CopyKat.com, the web's most popular destination for copycat restaurant recipes.