Feb 22, 2012

Zuppa Toscana - Olive Garden Copy Cat

Me, I'm not a huge pasta or Italian food person. Take me to Olive Garden though and I will gorge myself on soup, salad & bread sticks! Don't even get me started on that Alfredo dipping sauce, I could eat a bucket of it! My favorite soup from Olive Garden is the Zuppa Toscana. Italian sausage, potatoes & a creamy broth...mmm, mmm, mmm, the perfect combo!

Zuppa Toscana Soup


  1. - Brown sausage and set aside
  2. - Over medium heat combine chicken broth, water and stir
    Dissolve the chicken bouillon in the broth  
  3. - Place diced onions, unpeeled potatoes, and garlic in pot
  4. - Cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 or 15 minutes
  5. - Add sausage and bacon (I don't use bacon in mine)
  6. - Salt and pepper to taste
  7. - Simmer for another 10 minutes
  8. - Turn to low heat
  9. - Add kale and cream
  10. - Heat through for another 5 minutes and serve
    - Garnish with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese

    You will be amazed at how much this recipe tastes like the Olive Garden version. To make it spicier you can sprinkle in a some crushed red pepper flakes. I do it by the bowl to taste since not everyone likes spicy. Also, I have made it with and without the chicken bouillon power both taste great. You can test both ways and figure out which you like the best. It is a very simple recipe and the leftovers are tasty, tasty! Speaking of which, there are some leftovers in the fridge calling my name, enjoy!

    Adapted from Food.com


  1. I am anxious to try this one. I have never had it at Olive Garden - a big big fan of the Gnocchi but I'd like to try this at home just for us. Thanks for sharing this!!


  2. SO happy I just randomly clicked on your blog. This is what I always get at OG! Thanks! -Melissa

  3. Yum I have to make this! Pinning it :)
    I’d love if you would come link this up at From Scratch Friday!


  4. This looks yummy!! I might have to try this!!!

    PS I grabbed your button and put it on my blog :)

  5. YUM! This looks SO good.

  6. I can't wait to try this! My mom loves this soup from the O-G. I need to pass it along to her, too!

  7. Looks and sounds great,Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

  8. The only things I ever order at OG are the soup, salad and breadsticks. I could seriously eat the entire bowl of salad by myself and the Toscana is by far my favorite soup. This one's going in my recipe files for sure!

    Stopping by and newly following from Creative Mondays. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

  9. Now this does look good. I'm going to "pin" this right away so when I'm in the mood to cook (every once in a while) then I will have this recipe. Looks like a good one. Best wishes, linda

  10. Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  11. Mmmm, I love this! We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  12. this definitely looks yum! we will be featuring this today! see you this week at the party, girl! xo

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