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    Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden

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    CookingLaura's Note:

    This is my favorite soup. This recipe is supposedly from someone who used to work at Olive Garden according to tuscanrecipes.com. This recipe tastes exactly like it does at Olive Garden. I love it! Here for safe keeping, considering I've already lost it once!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Remove sausage from casings if applicable. Sauté Italian sausage and crushed red pepper in a large pot. Drain excess fat, refrigerate while you prepare other ingredients.
    2. 2
      In the same pan, sauté bacon, onions and garlic for approxiamtly 15 minutes or until the onions are soft.
    3. 3
      Mix together the chicken bouillon and water, then add it to the onions, bacon and garlic. Cook until boiling.
    4. 4
      Add potatoes and cook until soft, about half an hour.
    5. 5
      Add heavy cream and cook until thoroughly heated.
    6. 6
      Stir in the sausage.
    7. 7
      Add kale just before serving. Delicious!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 29, 2012

      55

      Great recipe! It was a major hit with the family! It really does taste just like Olive Garden's soup! I love how easy it was to make too! Will definitely be making this over and over again! I also didn't use heavy cream since it's so expensive. I did the substitute of 3/4 cup milk 1/3 cup butter. It turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on April 12, 2011

      55

      This is the closest to the original that I have found.

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    • on March 22, 2013

      35

      We were at Olive Garden a few days ago. My husband and I both had seconds on the Zuppa Toscana! I got home and searched for the recipe, finding a few on Pinterest! Yesterday I made it!<br/>I noticed the inclusion of red pepper flakes which surprised me because neither my husband or I like "hot" food. I decided to cut the amount in half because you can always add more. But hey...it nearly ruined the entire batch. It was so much too spicy for both of us, I had to add two cups more of the cream, which naturally diluted it some. Next time I'll just add a pinch of the flakes, to accomplish the same mildness we enjoyed at OG.

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    Nutritional Facts for Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden

    Serving Size: 1 (495 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 531.7
     
    Calories from Fat 348
    65%
    Total Fat 38.7 g
    59%
    Saturated Fat 17.5 g
    87%
    Cholesterol 101.9 mg
    33%
    Sodium 1797.3 mg
    74%
    Total Carbohydrate 27.2 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    12%
    Sugars 3.2 g
    13%
    Protein 19.3 g
    38%

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