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Olive Garden Style Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

Does anyone have the recipe for the new Olive Garden soup that has sausage and chunks of potato in it? The broth resembles a chowder rather than a soup broth and it's delicious. The sausage is all in tiny pieces. I don't know the Italian name but we enjoyed it and would like to make it at home.

Roberta from China, ME

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

You are looking for Zuppa Toscana soup recipe.

check out http://tinyurl.com/866cj this is the recipe I use to make it.

If you write " zuppa toscana recipe" in google, you will get several, basically the same as the one I use. I agree with you, it is delicious! ! !

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Look for the

Olive Garden Toscana Soup

recipe in Todd Wilbur's Top Secret Restaurant Recipes cookbook.

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Forgot to mention, go to www.copykat.com and there are so many restaurant recipes there.

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Here are a bunch of Olive Garden copykat recipes, hope this helps.

http://www.recipegoldmine.com/ccO/CCo.html

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Hi, Roberta, try this one: http://www.tuscanrecipes.com/recipes/olive-garden-zuppa-toscana.html. Supposedly supplied by a gal who worked at Olive Garden and copied it straight out of their cookbook.

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

This is not the exact version but my family likes it better than Olive Garden's.

TOSCANA SOUP

6 cup chicken broth

1 lb. sweet or spicy Italian sausage

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 tsp. salt, optional

2-3 medium russet potatoes

1/4 - 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

10 oz. frozen chopped spinach

Garlic to taste, optional

Combine stock and cream over medium heat.

Cube unpeeled potatoes; add to soup.

Add spinach.

Brown sausage. Cool. Cut in half lengthwise and cut into slices or crumble. Add to soup.

Add spices. Simmer for 2 hours. Stir occasionally.

I brown the sausage in a 375 degree oven using a foil lined pan for 30 minutes, turning after the first 15 minutes.

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January 14, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks so much for all the speedy feedback. I shall try these within the next few day. What a great group of folks you all are.

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July 14, 20070 found this helpful

its called Zuppa toscana. google "olive garden Zuppa Toscana soup" and it is the first or second link that comes up i just found it myself. I love that dish! -kylie

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October 11, 20070 found this helpful

Category: Soup recipes

Servings: 12

Time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Cookbook | Recipe Index | Soup

Zuppa Toscana is a soup available at The Olive Garden restaurant.

[edit] Ingredients

* 1 lb. Spicy Italian Sausage - Crumbled

* 1/2 lb. Smoked Bacon - Chopped (One can also use precooked bacon bits for this)

* 1 qt. Water

* (2) 14.5 Oz. Cans Chicken Broth

* (2) lg. Russet Potatoes - Cubed

* 2 Garlic Cloves - Crushed

* 1 med. Onion - Chopped

* 2 cups Chopped Kale or Swiss Chard

* 1 cup Heavy Whipped Cream

* Salt and pepper to taste

[edit] Procedure

1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage, breaking into small pieces as you fry it. Drain and set aside.

2. In skillet over medium-high heat, brown bacon. Drain and set aside.

3. Place water, broth, potatoes, garlic, and onion into a pot. Simmer over high heat until potatoes are tender.

4. Add sausage and bacon to the pot. Simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Add kale/chard and cream to the pot. Seasons with salt and pepper; heat through.

Bon appétit!

[edit] Notes, tips, and variations

Potatoes can be substituted with cauliflower for a low carbohydrate version of this soup. I also used 1/2 mild 1/2 spicy turkey sausage instead of pork sausage. Sometimes, fennel is used.

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September 19, 20080 found this helpful

Basically is Sausage Chowder. All chowders or soups are made the same way. Brown the meats in a little oil, add soup stock liquid, rest of your ingredients, & simmer until done. Add cream at the end if you want a creamy soup.

The flavor of the soup will be what ever you put in it, IE broccoli flavor? Add broccoli. alfredschrader AT aol.com

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