Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana

Total Time: 1 hours

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 5

Price per serving: $4.88

Author: Cycle Michael

Source: www.food.com

Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana

Ingredients

· 1 lb Italian sausage (I like mild sausage)· 2 large russet baking potatoes, wash, sliced in half, and then in 1/4 inch slices· 1 large vidalia onion, chopped· 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped· 1 teaspoon Accent seasoning (optional)· 1/2 teaspoon salt· 1/4 teaspoon black pepper· 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes· 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic from jar· 2 cups packed in measuring cup kale or 2 cups swiss chard, chopped· 2 (8 ounce) cans chicken broth, add i envelope of chicken bouillon for extra flavor· 1 quart water· 2 teaspoons flour or 2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with enough water to make a paste· 1 cup heavy whipping cream (tempered)

Instructions

Step 1Chop or slice uncooked sausage into small pieces and cook until browned and meat is ground in bottom of your soup pan over med-high heat.Step 2Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to Sausage and cook until onions are clear and aromatics of the seasonings blend together.Step 3Reduce heat back to medium and place, potatoes, in the pot. and slowly add the Chicken Stock and water and stir. (use Chicken Bouillon envelope for extra flavor is Chicken Stock is weak).Step 4Cook on medium heat until potatoes are done and stir occasionally. Once Potatoes are done, Add flour or cornstarch and simmer for another 15 minutes.Step 5Reduce heat to lowest setting and sprinkle in your kale and cooked bacon and slowly pour cream while stirring.Step 6Check for taste and then serve.