94 Reviews

Wow, was this ever good! I tweaked it somewhat to reduce the fat and pump up the flavor. I carmelized the onions and added lots more potatoes. I substituted chopped frozen collard greens for the kale. I also added 2 stalks of chopped celery. I omitted the bacon because with the flavor from the sausage and the carmelized onion, I felt it wasn't needed. To reduce the fat content, I added low fat milk in at the end instead of cream. It still tasted wonderful! Thank you, Leslie O, for such a verstile and delicious recipe.

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bakedapple42 February 07, 2010

Amazing soup, My friends say better than Olive Garden

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alostertag February 01, 2010

I love this recipe! It tastes just like the restaurants. We don't have an Olive Garden where I live, so I make this recipe often.

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Rheanne January 24, 2010

I made this but it was really salty - and I love salt...I'm going to wait to rate it until I make it again and am sure it's not my error.

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lolablitz December 03, 2009

Great! Used turkey Italian sausage and homemade chicken stock intstead of water and base. This was better than Olive Garden.

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909692 October 11, 2009

My entire family loves this recipe. Thank you. I did make a few changes. Used fat free cream instead of heavy cream. Chicken stock instead of the chicken base. I added 1 cup of frozen corn, 2 cup of fresh sliced mushrroms. I never have leftovers .

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haskell.catherine July 29, 2009

I love this soup and recipe. Ours turned out very salty so I think I will cut back on the chicken base a bit next time. Thanks!

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Chef_Beauchamp July 19, 2009

I have used this exact recipe for years, it is the best. I noticed another posters comment on looking like salad/casserole. Upon first glance it is rather full looking. However, as with any soup once it simmers all your veggies shrink and add more broth to your soup, so do not sway from the recipe to quickly, it is wonderful!

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Uniqleeme May 28, 2009

The concept is great, but the ingredient amounts need some adjustments. When i put this all together per the measurements I had what resembled a cross between a salad and a casserole. I pulled out about half of the kale, added 2 cups of chicken broth, 1/2 c cream, 1 T garlic powder & 1 T Italian seasoning.

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OneBusyMomma April 18, 2009
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