19 Reviews

WOW!!! This stuff was so addicting! The broth was out of this world. The potatoes, sausage, and kale are a wonderful flavor and texture combination! I ended up using the real bacon pieces used for salads, and it was perfect and made it so simple. I've tried other versions of this recipe, but the quality ingredients with this one turned out with the best flavor. This one is definitely a keeper.

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coodude2929 January 08, 2013

Amazing! The flavors came together beautifully. Will make again!

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Melissa G. January 02, 2014

We crave this soup! It IS better than Olive Garden's. We double the recipe and enjoy it for two to three days. We've even eaten it for breakfast. Thanks, Mr. Comer.

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Ramona R. January 31, 2014

AMAZING soup!!!! Made this one night last week and my husband is making me make it again this week. Very easy recipe to follow and very flavorful!!!! My husband does not eat leftovers but he definitely are this the next day for lunch. The best part is most the ingredients I already have in my house so it doesn't require a costly grocery bill to make. Hope you enjoy it like we did!

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Stephanie W. August 31, 2015

Too salty.

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Cali C. August 17, 2015

This was amazingly good. My family loved it! Followed the recipe exactly and now I can save money by making the soup, instead of spending my money at olive garden to get my soup fix!

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TANIA R. April 15, 2014

Omg, this recipe is exactly the same as Olive Garden restaurant. I never thought it would taste the same. I first made it for Christmas Eve dinner and it was amazing. Thank you so much for the recipe.<br/>Yelisa Morales,Florida

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yelisamorales January 11, 2014

I absolutely LOVE this soup! Whenever I'd go to Olive Garden, I'd get two or three servings and then take my entree home with me because I'd fill up on the soup (and bread, of course.) I made a few changes for myself, using 2 pounds of sausage, 1 pound mild italian and 1 pound hot italian. It adds an extra kick that I love. It also tastes great without the cream if you're looking for a non-dairy version. Will be making this OVER AND OVER again!

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Laura S. January 11, 2014

I halved the sausage, halved the pepper flakes and subbed ham (cause I was out of bacon) and used half and half vs. cream to drop the dairy level a little and I can live with it :) taste great !

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mnsouth October 26, 2015

This recipe is awesome, a few changes/notes make excellent and spot on. I halved the hot peppers and instead of using bacon bits I minced 2 slices of bacon. Don't worry about crisping, just cook through. One important note: wipe out your pot after cooking the sausage and drain your sausage well to avoid discoloring your soup and messing with the "restaurant quality" flavor!!

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einsteinsthebomb July 31, 2015
Better Than Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana