Tuscan Soup A La Olive Garden! Recipe

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Tuscan Soup A la Olive Garden!

Ingrid Parker

By
@Koechin

this was always our favorite soup at Olive Garden, but very salty and I wanted a version for anytime. So I created my own (according to my husband and others) better and healthied version.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 cups spicy sausage (jimmy dean)
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 tbsp. chicken base
2 quarts water
4 cups chopped potatoes, or thinly sliced (i use frozen hash browns)
6 cups chopped kale, center rib removed
5 oz. evapotated milk (small can)
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 bay leaf

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In some olive oil sauté the onion and garlic until soft.
Add the dried thyme and stir in.
2
Add chicken base and water. Or use 2 Qt. chicken stock. Add the bay leaf.
3
Add Potatoes. If using frozen hash browns. No need to thaw.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer
4
Brown the sausage, breaking it up into small chunks, and drain. I like Jimmy Dean Spicy Sausage. It renders out hardly any fat!
5
Add sausage and chopped Kale to the soup.
Cook until potatoes are tender.
6
Add the can of evaporated milk and heat through.
Taste for extra salt?
Serve sprinkled with Fresh grated Parmesan. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #sausage, #kale