Olive Garden Lower Fat Zuppa Toscana

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Total Time
10 mins
30 mins

I love Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana, but I'm on a diet and I am trying to lower my fat and calories. I just wanted to see how my version adds up so I can keep track. It tastes really good, you don't even miss the fat!

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  • 1 12 cups sweet turkey sausage
  • 8 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 34 cup onion, diced
  • 1 12 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 large russet potato, quartered and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chicken base
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Sauté sausage, bacon and red pepper flakes in olive oil until browned, scoop out and set aside.
  2. Add onion to pan and sauté until softened.
  3. Add garlic and cook one minute.
  4. Add water, chicken base, and potato.
  5. Bring to boil, then simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Add kale, cook another 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in sausage, bacon and milk.
  8. Simmer 5 minutes. Serve.