Toscana Soup Ala Kerena

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kerena

Copycat of Olive Gardens Toscana Zuppa. Can be made with Hot Italian Sausage also. Whipping cream or half and half can be used in place of evap.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, broken into bite size pieces
  • 1 lb red potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick (use small ones)
  • 34 cup onion, diced
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 12 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 cups kale, cut in half and then sliced thinly
  • 3 teaspoons chicken base
  • 6 cups water
  • 12 cup evaporated milk


  1. Brown sausages and set aside.
  2. Bake bacon and set aside.
  3. Put bacon grease in pot and brown onions in it until almost clear, about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  5. Add chicken base, water and potatoes. Simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Add bacon, sausage, kale and evaporated milk. Simmer 4 minutes and serve.

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