Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana

"This is a clone of the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana. Tried and true, approved by former Olive Garden chefs."
Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana created by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Chop or slice uncooked sausage into small pieces and cook until browned and meat is ground in bottom of your soup pan over med-high heat.
  • Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to Sausage and cook until onions are clear and aromatics of the seasonings blend together.
  • Reduce heat back to medium and place, potatoes, in the pot. and slowly add the Chicken Stock and water and stir. (use Chicken Bouillon envelope for extra flavor is Chicken Stock is weak).
  • Cook on medium heat until potatoes are done and stir occasionally. Once Potatoes are done, Add flour or cornstarch and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to lowest setting and sprinkle in your kale and cooked bacon and slowly pour cream while stirring.
  • Check for taste and then serve.

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  1. dcattycpa
    Love this soup at the restaurant so I had to make it and yes, it was incredibly delicious! Followed the recipe and voila, it came out perfect! Made fresh baked Italian bread and wow, it soaked up the soup and just melts in your mouth. Thank you!!!!
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  2. agsma
    Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana Created by agsma
  3. Angela B.
    I made this for a church fundraiser on Ash Wednesday. People loved it and not a drop was left. I have been asked to share the recipe! I made it stove top up to the addition of kale, bacon and cream. Transferred it to a hot crock pot to carry to church. Added the kale, cream and bacon to the crock pot and served about 30 minutes later. Success!
  4. terrylbiggs
    I have made this several times. So favorable. My husband likes it better than Olive Garden. I made a few modifications. I added another 1lb of sausage. 1 lb hot & 1 lb mild, more potatoes and Kale. And added sodium free chicken bouillon. So good! Making another batch today!
  5. Greg S.
    Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana Created by Greg S.



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