I've never had the Olive Garden version, but this was very tasty! We left out the bacon and used spinach instead of kale. This soup will be a repeat this coming winter.
i made this soup at home and loved it so i thought i would make it at work. its now the fav of all the staff and they all want the recipe. I now have made 4 batches in 2 weeks and never ever have any leftovers. we think its better than o.g. thanks so much for sharing!
I love this soup! When I fix this soup, it is all my husband and I eat for days. I make a huge pot! To make it a little more healthy, since I am trying to lower my cholesterol, I substitute Hot Italian Turkey sausage. I also use skim milk in place of the heavy whipping cream which makes it much thinner, but still good. I love the Kale, so I add the whole bunch.
I've made this for work potlucks on two occasions. Every time I've made it, I got so many requests for the recipe that I had to send it around in a mass email. Even the first time, when I accidentally used ornamental kale! Anyhow, BRAVO!
AWSOME! This soup was fantastic! I have made this before on my own, but it was nice to find a recipe to follow! I did add 2 extra potatoes to make the soup a bit thicker. Even our kids liked it after tasting (they were leary on the kale).
In a word, OUTSTANDING! My wife and I were feeling homesick, being stationed in Germany. I made this for her and it was like being in the Olive Garden once again. Thanks for the recipe!!!
My son loves loves loves this soup from Olive Garden, but we cannot always go to Olive Garden because there isn't one close to our house and driving 45 minutes for soup just isn't going to happen on a regular basis. I found this recipe and I said let's give it a try. BEST DECISION EVER!!!! So much like the restaurant version, I have just changed one thing I use turkey Italian sausage instead of pork same great taste, but without the pork. I mix mild and spicy Italian sausage. I get the ones from the meat counter at Whole Foods or Mariano's. I tried Jenni-O and it's missing something so if you are are going to use turkey try to get ones from the meat department.
very good....... how can you go wrong with this? customize it to your taste. Spicy or not you decide. its perfect otherwize. I love it hand have made it for the second year now. Its become a staple at our New Years eve party and expected now. absolotly awesome.
Omg this was awesome! Even better than Olive Garden! And besides all the chopping/mincing it was pretty easy. made mine with hot Italian sausage
I am concern with the amount of Fat and Sodium, so I think I will tweak and use Tofu or Vegetarian Italian Sausage instead (tastes just like the real thing) No Bacon, and Vegetable Broth, that should make it more bearable for someone watching fat and sodium.