tuscan soup a la olive garden!

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By Ingrid Parker
from Hattiesburg, MS

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.

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For tuscan soup a la olive garden!

  • 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

How To Make tuscan soup a la olive garden!

  • 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!

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