Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Try-It-Tuesday

Jarom loves going to Olive Garden to get the Zuppa Toscana soup. Kate and Carter also love it. This recipe tastes just like Olive Garden's soup! Thank you to Holly for giving me the recipe! After I finished eating it, I said, "Mmmmm mmmmmm. That was tasty." Carter said, "You can say that again."


Zuppa Toscana
(I doubled everything but the garlic and there was enough for everyone to have a nice full bowl, Jarom to have 2 and some left for lunch tomorrow.)

3/4 cup onions, diced 1/8 inch
2 slices bacon, 1/4-inch diced
1 1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
4 (3.7 g) cubes chicken bouillon
4 cups water
2 medium potatoes, cut in half length-wise, then cut in 1/4-inch slices
2 cups kale leaves, cut in half, then sliced into 1/16-inch strips
2 links spicy Italian sausage cooked(300* for 15-20 minutes) cut in half length-wise, then cut at an angle into 1/2-inch slices (I just used 3/4 lb ground Italian sausage and browned in the frying pan.)
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Place onions and bacon into 3 to 4 quart saucepan and cook onions over medium heat until the onions are almost clear. (Next time I'll cook the bacon alone for a little while to get it nice and crisp.) Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken bouillon, water and potatoes, bring to a simmer for 15 minutes. Add remaining ingredients then simmer for 5 more minutes. Pour into bowls, sprinkle with parmesan and serve.

10 comments:

hoLLy said...

i'm so glad you liked it! i've adjusted parts of the recipe to my liking too:)this is one of our favorites!

Allisyn said...

Over on my blog you will find Cabbage/Potato casserole. Hmmm I love soup.. I'm going to have to try this one

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I love that soup, sounds like lunch at Olive Garden....

And the Dorthy picture, I can so see you as Dorthy. I bet that was a riot!!

Benjamin, Kaylin & Eli said...

Yum! I will have to try this. I have all but a couple of the ingredients...maybe next week.

Willy Happy Mama said...

Lenes! Have you seen my blog today?

Lula! said...

I'm sitting here looking at half a foot of snow...and now wanting this soup. Amen.

Elena's mom said...

Did you use red potatoes? It's looks like it. Have you ever posted your baked potato soup. I need that recipe.

Wendy said...

I *love* soups in the winter. This one looks "do-licious", as my little niece says! Thanks for posting some Olive Garden goodness...

Natalie and Quin said...

That sounds great! Quin loves this soup, we will have to try it!

Jewelle said...

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Yummy! This is Russell's favorite food from the Olive Garden. It is the only way he will go with me is if they eats this. Can't wait to try it. Oh, and thanks for the tip on using ground sausage! We are cheap and wouldn't want to splurge on the real stuff! Hehehe

By the way, we already do the "family bed". At age one though the kids get weaned and kicked out of our bed! We have to do that for our sanity because we only have a queen right now. A King is in our future though!