Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

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My friend made the Zuppa Toscana Soup for our Community Group a few weeks ago and I loved it! Normally when I go to Olive Garden I just get salad and bread sticks because I am overwhelmed by their soup choices. If she hadn’t made this and told me how good it is I would have never tried it. It is now my favorite and go to soup when we have colds. It is a tad spicy so it really clears up your sinus’. You can control the spice by choosing the mild Italian Sausage and not putting as much crushed red pepper flakes in it. If you have not tried this yet go to the store and get the ingredients to make it. This soup is so easy to make. Some of the stuff can be cooked ahead of time to make . It is perfect for these cold winter days and nights.

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Ingredients:

1 Onion, chopped finely
6-8 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
1/2+ tsp crushed red pepper flake (depending on how spicy you like it)
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
5-6 medium potatoes, sliced thinly
32 oz. chicken stock
4 cups water
2-3 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
1 lb. italian sausage
1/2 bunch of kale, ribbed and shredded
1 cup heavy cream

Directions:

Heat butter and olive oil in large soup pot.

Saute onion, garlic, crushed red pepper flake over medium heat until onions are translucent.

Add chicken stock, water, bacon and potatoes. Bring to boil and cook until potatoes are tender.

Brown sausage and drain before adding to soup.

In the last ten minutes of cooking, add the kale and cook until wilted but still bright green.

Remove soup from heat and stir in the heavy cream just before serving.

Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

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  1. this soup looks very tasty

  2. saminder gumer says:

    i love this soup and get it at olive garden all the time. if i could make it at home i would use it all the time.

  3. Jenn Oldaker says:

    This recipe has become a new favorite for everyone in our house. My picky 12 yr old included ;) They even get upset with me if I try and skimp out on the kale LOL!

  4. Michelle Mattioda says:

    that sounds delicious,i’ll have to try it!

  5. wow that looks delicious!

  6. This sounds delicious, also love your bowl.

  7. laurie damrose says:

    i love Tomato soup,ty

  8. This looks really delicious thanks for sharing your recipe!!

  9. I tried commenting today on your chicken casserole post. But for some weird reason, there was no comment box there. I checked that post with Snickers, and the same problem there too. Any idea why?

  10. This recipe looks easy enough to make – even by me!

    Soup (except for chicken noodle) is the only thing that I have yet to make from scratch for the family.

  11. Your soup looks yummy.. think I will make some tomorrow.

  12. Laura Young says:

    You soup make me hungry hehe . btw it look pretty delicouss!

  13. This soup looks delicious! Great during winter!

  14. wow – wonderful for a winter night!

  15. Sarah Grace says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Zuppa Toscana is one of my favorite soups, but sadly I don’t get to have it frquently since I live several hours away from the nearst Olive Garden. I look forward to trying this recipe soon.

  16. That looks delicious! Gotta try this weekend. Thanks for the tip!

  17. Dawn Monzu says:

    Sounds amazing! It also looks great…and it’s making me hungry! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  18. Sounds really good.

  19. Looks scrumptious, can’t wait to try it out!

  20. jessamer abing says:

    gonna try this

  21. omg looks so delicious!!

  22. Holly brewer says:

    I want to try this recipe!

  23. This looks delicious! Pinning for later! Thanks for sharing.

  24. md Kennedy says:

    This sounds so delicious, and rich but healthy at the same time. Wonderful way to get kale into a dish, too! I’ll make it for my hubby this week to help cut some of that chill outside (-40 is too much!).

  25. Reading this makes me want to make this soup! Yummy!

  26. i never really like soup but this soup looks very delicious

  27. Naznin Azeez says:

    Wow!. Gorgeous looking soup. I love the photos too. Beautifully taken :)

  28. Kendra W. says:

    Wow, this looks SO delicious! Definitely going to give it a try next weekend!

  29. Kale is chock full of vitamins! This is a nice combo of flavors too!

  30. Oh my goodness! This looks delicious!

  31. yummm gonn make that this week!!

  32. Starla Bates says:

    I have never been interested in this soup until now. Now that I am reading the ingredients, and seeing how delicious it looks, I have go to try this!!!

  33. I do not know what Toscana is but it looks really good. I love trying new recipes and letting my family be my guinea pigs. LOL but I will have to try this one myself. YUMMY!!!

  34. Wow. This looks great. Thanks for sharing. I’m gonna try this.

  35. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I have never had this before but would love this. Perfect time of year to make this as well

  36. Mmmmm! That looks soooooo good! I pinned this – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/544091198703686378/

  37. Jenn Oldaker says:

    I <3 this soup! My mom found a recipe for it online and I had never tried it before either. Now it's my familys favorite soup … including my youngest who is VERY picky and they actually complain if I leave out the kale LOL!

  38. This looks delicious! I am (mostly) vegetarian though so I would have to swap the meat out for something else, but I love a good soup with kale.

  39. I’ll try it for sure!

  40. Yummm!! This looks so good! I need to try more recipes with Kale! Pinning for later :)

  41. Cindy Medrano says:

    YUM! This made my mouth water!

  42. Looks delicious!

  43. Oh man, this looks AMAZING!