Mock Olive Garden Zuppa Soup

22 Aug

If you are anything like my family you love Olive Garden.  (Especially Peach Tea)  In an effort to save money and still enjoy great food we occasionally enjoy homemade Zuppa Toscana or Minestrone Soup.  Zuppa is my favorite and Minestrone is Brandon’s.  Below is our recipe for Zuppa Soup which I think might just be better than Olive Garden’s. 🙂 

 3 Italian Sausages-casings removed, 2 diced onions, 1.5 T minced garlic, 6c. chicken stock, 4 cubed potatoes, 1/4 t. red pepper, 1/2 t. black pepper, 2 packed cups of Kale sliced thin, 1/2 c. cream or milk.

Brown sausage and onions over medium heat.  Stir in garlic for a moment and then add stock and potatoes.  Allow to simmer about 30 minutes and then add peppers/kale-simmer another 5 minutes.  Add cream and heat for a few more minutes until soup is hot.  We like to serve it with Parmesan cheese.

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4 Responses to “Mock Olive Garden Zuppa Soup”

  1. Renee August 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    i’m definitely going to try out this recipe, Bryan LOVES olive garden soups!

    • emersonfamily September 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

      Hope that you try it! We definately make it at least once a month around our house. We make a different soup every week. We find soup to be a great budget stretcher and a great way to use up things in teh fridge. You might want to reduce the amount of kale you use the first time you make it if Bryan isn’t use to eating greens.

  2. Uncle Steve August 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    too darn many onions in that soup!

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