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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 143.1
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.6 mg
  • Sodium: 684.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 13.4 g

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Jaime's Low Cal Zuppa Toscana

Submitted by: JASONZ
Jaime's Low Cal Zuppa Toscana

Introduction

Tastes better than Olive Garden and waaaaaay healthier! Tastes better than Olive Garden and waaaaaay healthier!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    - 1 pound uncooked Italian turkey sausage links
    - 1 TBSP Oscar Meyer Real Bacon Bits (or pieces)
    - 2 Minced Garlic Cloves (from a jar)
    - 2 cans Swawson Natural Goodness Fat Free Chicken Broth
    - 2 cups diced potatoes
    - 2 cups thinly sliced fresh kale
    1/3 cup fat free half&half
    - 4 cups water

Directions

1) remove casings from sausage
2) brown sausage then set aside to cool
3) saute' bacon and garlic in separate in soup pan (careful to not burn garlic)
3) add water, broth and potatoes to bacon and garlic
4) bring contents of soup pan to boil, reduce heat, cover/simmer for 20 minutes (or until potatoes are tender)
5) add kale, cream and sausage to soup pan
6) heat through (but do not boil)
7)salt and pepper to taste

Makes about 8 servings


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JASONZ.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Added Red Pepper flakes like the restaurant version and it was absolutely delicious. - 4/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very, very good. I added more kale because I just love kale and it's nutrients are excellent. I was kind of nervous about the bacon bits, but they were great. I will definitely be making this again and again. Thanks! - 4/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe and me and my family loved it. I added a lil more of everything because my husband loves hearty soup. It tasted just like the resteraunt or better. - 3/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe! I've never had it from Olive Garden, but this soup was very flavorful, a bit rich from the 'fake' cream, and hearty! I used 2 strips of smart bacon (couldn't taste it, will just leave it out next time) and no-sodium chicken bullion + water. This will be a regular in our diet! - 12/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So good! I used Gimme Lean sausage style instead of regular sausage and bacon. I enjoyed it and so did my boyfriend, but the kids didn't care for it. Trying it again with chicken sausage this time. - 10/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I were not disappointed! Definately a keeper and will be a favorite in our home :) - 1/20/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. The simplicity makes it even better. I think next time I will add more broth and garlic, and use twice as many homemade bacon pieces. Thanks. - 11/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great recipes!! tastes exactly like olive garden! my husband and i loved it. and you can't beat 108 cals per cup! - 6/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This came out really great. I used your version but cooked it in the crockpot for about 4 hours on high temperature. I added more kale, omitted the bacon and added about a cup of onions. Delicious! - 10/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe turned out perfectly! Five stars! No changes needed! - 5/14/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good......Tasty....I used less water than what it called for, and I aslo used ground turkey "sausage". - 3/27/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really did like the recipe, and I will use it again. However, I thought it called for too much sausage. I will probably use 3/4 or 1/2 of a lb. of sausage instead. I also used 4 cloves of garlic instead of 2 to give it that extra punch that I like. - 3/22/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this soup! I sometimes don't even use the sausage and use real bacon/ham and it's just as good. I usually double the broth, add tons of kale, and just keep the same amount of potatoes for my liking. Yum! - 2/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely wonderful!! Hit the spot on a cool, rainy day. Thanks for sharing! - 8/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely amazing - 7/3/10

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  • Good recipe, thanks for sharing! - 3/28/14

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  • Me and my picky husband loved it! I added a bit more cream because it was a bit watery. Other than that, it was delish! - 11/19/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. I cannot wait to try it!!! And all the reviews made it more anxious for me to make it. - 7/18/12

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