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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 351.2
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.1 mg
  • Sodium: 468.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 14.3 g

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Homemade zuppa toscana soup

Submitted by: KRISTIN_SHARP
Homemade zuppa toscana soup

Introduction

Very similar to the soup at Olive garden. 6 grams of fiber and over 14 grams of protein per serving!! Very similar to the soup at Olive garden. 6 grams of fiber and over 14 grams of protein per serving!!
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    1 lb ground Italian sausage
    2 tsp crushed red peppers
    1/2 large diced white onion
    2 slices of bacon cut in to pieces
    3 chopped or pressed cloves of garlic
    6 cups water
    2 cubes of chicken bouillon
    2 lbs cubed Russet potatoes, or about 6 large potatoes
    3 cups 2% milk
    1/2 a bunch of kale

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Directions

1. Brown the sausage in a large pot with the crushed red peppers. Once it is browned transfer it to a bowl and refrigerate leaving the drippings in the bottom of the pot.

2. Add the bacon to pot and cook it just to done. Then add the onion and garlic and cook 'til tender (do not let it carmelize them).

3. Add the water and bouillon cube and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook 'til the are soft about 20-25 mins.

4. Stir in the milk and bring back up to a gentle boil tear the kale into bite size pieces omiting the large stems. gently boil till the kale is tender and season to taste.

Make aproximately 9 1 1/2 cup servings.


Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KRISTIN_SHARP.






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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good but what do I do with the sausage that you said to refrigerate? - 4/16/09

    Reply from KRISTIN_SHARP (10/3/10)
    sorry bout that you add the sausage back in after you get done cooking the potatoes or you could leave it in if you want


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    So delicious! My boyfriend said he thought it was better than the one at Olive Garden. I also used spicy turkey italian sausage and turkey bacon and still thought it was great. - 10/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great! My husbands favorite soup to eat out. I'm so glad I can make it for him at home! The only things I changed was just a dash of pepper flakes and I had spinach so I used that instead of kale. - 3/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Would have been a LOT better had this recipe made it clear that I needed the actual red BELL pepper and not the seasoning "crushed red pepper" lol because mine turned out WAY to spicy to even eat! - 10/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorites! I think I found it on recipezarr or another copycat site. I use skim milk, italian turkey sausage and then use some hormel real bacon bits to cut down the fat and oil. Also, I sometimes substitute fresh spinach if I can't get my hands on Kale. Great Recipe! - 8/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night and only had skim milk in the house but it was still delicious. - 4/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tastes just like the stuff at Olive Garden! - 4/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love soup and this sound Great.. I have got chicken sausage that i am going to use .. yum yum !!! thanks - 4/16/09

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  • Very yummy! I will definitely be making this again. I was glad to find a lower calorie and fat option than adding heavy cream. Thanks for the recipe! - 3/13/13

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  • Delicious. My wife made it with spinach and Hormel bacon bits and it tastes just like my favorite soup from Olive Garden!! - 3/3/12

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  • use coconut milk and stock so Kate-safe - 3/1/12

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  • Are the crushed red peppers bell peppers or the hot ones we put on pizza, etc? - 10/6/11

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  • This is my favorite soup! I already have a similar recipe, but will combine the two to tweet it a bit! YUMMY! Cant wait to make it this week!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Ive used New Orleans Andouile (sp) brats by Johnsonville when couldnt find anything else. - 11/9/10

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  • This recipe was fantastic!! - 9/11/10

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  • So good! I make this all the time, and have shared the recipe with my boyfriend's Mom and Sister. We all love it! We do substitute turkey sausage, skim milk, bacon bits and use half the crushed red pepper....too much kick for us! - 6/23/10

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  • This was SOOOOO good!!! YUM! I used poultry italian sausage, spicy, and sooo yummy!! - 1/25/10

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  • This was delicious. I made a few changes b/c of ingredients that I already had on hand. I used sliced up turkey bratwurst instead of the sausage, skim milk instead of 2%, bacon bits instead of regular pieces and spinach instead of Kale. - 1/13/10

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  • I made this soup using chicken sausage, bacon bits, canned potatoes & frozen potatoes,also substituted skim milk for the regular. I can not BELIEVE how good it turned out. UNREAL HOW GREAT THIS IS!!!! If you like the Zuppa at OG then you will LOVE this!(I will probably never go back to OG now. ;) - 1/7/10

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  • Love it! Tasty and easy to make! - 12/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    another fantastic recipe.. it was awesome..
    my husband told me i make the best chili in the world.. but after having the zuppa tonight.. he said he would pick the zuppa over the chili.. ohhh.. soo good.. - 6/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to cook this tonight, sound wonderful. Thanks for the great recipe - 4/16/09

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