This soup is hearty and goes well with breadsticks. It is a great stand-alone meal for those with bigger bowls!
Scrub potatoes and use peeler to peel off skin in stripes; Peel and dice onions; Open cans of Broth; Peel Kale leaves from the stalk and lightly chop, discarding the stalks.
In pan, saute Italian sausage until slightly browned. Add crushed red pepper ONLY if a spicier flavor is desired. Drain excess fat and place in bowl. Refrigerate while preparing other ingredients.
In same pan, saute bacon. Remove and crumble; set aside. Save 1 tablespoon of grease and use it to saute the onions, and garlic for approximately 15 minutes or until onions are soft and clear.
In pot, add broth and onion mixture; cook through until boiling on medium high heat.
Add potatoes and kale, cover, and cook on Medium High until soft..about 30 minutes.
Add cream, crumbled bacon, sausage; simmer 4 minutes and serve.
Serving Size: Approximately 1 1/2 cup
I modified this recipe to find that perfect match of the Olive Garden's flavor. This recipe takes a while to prepare, but is worth the time and effort.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (972g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 232 (69%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 25.8g||34 %|
|Saturated Fat 9.8g||49 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 9.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.5g|
|Cholesterol 55.9mg||17 %|
|Sodium 3489mg||120 %|
|Potassium 486.2mg||13 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 17.7g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.9g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 15.8g|
|Protein 12.4g||18 %|
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Calories per serving: 337
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