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Zupa Toscana

We are dealing with soup weather right now, people.

And boy, am I happy to oblige. You will be too with this recipe.

Have you ever been to Olive Garden before?

I actually had never eaten at Olive Garden until I was taken there on a date in high school.

My family never ate out much… but when you have a mom that cooks like Famous Julie does, it doesn’t really matter.

Anyway, this is a soup made famous by Olive Garden. Everyone and their dog seems to love it, and I’m sure you will, too.

Also, this is a soup you can feel good about feeding to your family because it has kale in it!

Kale IS a superfood ya know.

I guess you could feed it to your dog too because of the sausage. But… I wouldn’t really recommend that.

I know the importance of feeding my family healthy food. The other night I was feeling pretty crappy about myself because I had just fed my family waffles for dinner. You know, those fried batter things covered in butter and syrup? Yeah… proud mom moment.

Later that evening Mr. T brought the mail in and I had received a package from an undisclosed recipient. The package contained a shirt that said “weekends are for waffles” in bold print.

It had come at the perfect time.

It restored my faith in humanity.

And brinner.

Copycat Olive Garden Zupa Toscana - It's pretty much the reason for soup weather.

Copycat Olive Garden Zupa Toscana

2016-01-21 12:48:32

This might be the only way you'll get kale down your kid's throats. And guess what.... they'll like it.

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  1. 1 lb. hot Italian sausage, casings removed

  2. 4-5 slices bacon, chopped

  3. 1 medium onion, chopped

  4. 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  5. 2 cups chicken stock

  6. 4 cups water

  7. 2 large russet potatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thin, cut in triangles

  8. 4 cups fresh roughly chopped kale, tough stems removed

  9. 1 cup cream or whole milk

  10. Salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat a large soup pot. Add chopped bacon and fry for just a few minutes. Add sausage and chopped onion. Brown sausage while breaking it up with a spoon. When sausage is done, add garlic and sauté for 2 - 3 minutes more. Then add chicken stock and water. Add potatoes and bring to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes, or until potaotes are tender. Add kale and let it wilt in the soup. Turn soup to a simmer and add cream. Heat though, but don't bring to a boil again. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

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Copycat Olive Garden Zupa Toscana - It's pretty much the reason for soup weather.

Turns out the shirt was sent by Famous Julie.

She always knows how to bring a smile to my face.

#CopycatRecipes #OliveGarden #Soup

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