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"With my alterations this really became a base to work off of. This was delicious and will be added to the rotation. For the meat I used ground turkey and some sausage. I added red bell peppers and used cream cheese as my cream. Instead of kale I used spinach since its the only thing I had on hand."- Chance_2
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Lightly coat a large soup pot with Olive Oil and place over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and bacon and cook,stirring frequently, until browned and cooked through. About 5-7 minutes. Remove meats from pot with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add a bit more olive oil to pot and add the onion and garlic, cook for 3-5 minutes until nicely browned, add the potatoes, the salt and pepper and saute just a few minutes more before adding the stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are cooked, but not falling apart, about 15- 20 minutes. Add the chopped Kale and cook for another 5 minutes. Return the sausage and bacon to the pot and add the cream stirring well to combine. Allow to simmer gently another few minutes to heat through and give the flavors time to incorporate before serving.
I used the Archer Farms brand of sausage and the Applegate Farms brand of bacon, they rendered very little grease and fat, therefore the soup did not seem "oily" as it has in the past when I have tried making this soup with fattier types of meat.
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Chance_2 8 months agoWith my alterations this really became a base to work off of. This was delicious and will be added to the rotation. For the meat I used ground turkey and some sausage. I added red bell peppers and used cream cheese as my cream. Instead of kale I used spinach since its the only thing I had on hand.
NJCheryl 9 months agoExcellent - Love This! Very easy to make & affordable when you're feeding a large crew.
JenGlenn911 1 year agoI just made this but added these little noodles I cooked separately. Also instead of cream I added 32 oz of chx stock, 1 can of cream chicken 1 can of yellow tomato soup and some pasta water from the noodles. Oh and I baked some carrots in a little bacon grease theme added them.
UCmom 1 year agoReally good in my opinion. I made it exactly as written. Will make again soon
Merkuree 2 years agoThe soup came out really oily. The cream overwhelmed the rest of the flavors. The end result was bland.
mandarr 2 years agoThe zuppa toscana is my FAVORITE soup at Olive Garden so I was thrilled to see a recipe for it. I made this and it was delicious!! It is almost exactly like the one from the restaurant. I left out the bacon though, because I don't think the original has any. I'll be making this again very soon!
Lovetobeamommy 2 years agoI made this tonight, used center cut bacon and ground sausage. It turned out really good, my family was impressed and I will for sure make it again. Thank you for sharing!