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Healthier Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Clone)

An attempt to recreate a healthier version of an Olive Garden favorite. If you use sausage with fennel seed, you can omit the aniseed.

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  • In a large stock pot, cook the bacon until somewhat done.
  • Add the onion and saute until almost caramelized (golden color).
  • Add chicken stock and water, then bring to a light boil and add potatoes.
  • Cook Italian sausage (with casings removed) separately in a skillet.
  • When nearly done add garlic to the pan and cook until sausage is done and the consistency of ground beef.
  • Add mixture to the stock.
  • When the potatoes have softened, gently press some of them to the side of the pan to thicken the soup; leaving some whole.
  • Add fat free half and half, spinach, salt, aniseed, and peppers.
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"An attempt to recreate a healthier version of an Olive Garden favorite. If you use sausage with fennel seed, you can omit the aniseed."
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  1. Cook4_6
    An attempt to recreate a healthier version of an Olive Garden favorite. If you use sausage with fennel seed, you can omit the aniseed.
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