Why? Well, their Zuppa Toscana is Aahh-mazing.
I decided to try to recreate it at home. Honestly, this ranks right up there with one of the best ideas I have ever had. It came out tasting just like theirs...maybe even better!
Even if you have never had Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, you need to make this!
You won't be sorry!
1 lb. Hot Italian Sausage, ground
1 Tablespoon butter
3 strips of bacon
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
8 cups chicken broth
3 red potatoes, sliced thin
1 1/2 cups half and half
2 large handfuls kale, washed and torn
In a large pan brown the Italian sausage. Drain and set aside.
In the same pan melt the butter. Add the bacon, onion, and garlic. Saute until the onions are translucent.
Add the chicken broth to the bacon mixture. Bring to a boil. Add the sliced potatoes and cook until they are tender.
Add the half and half. Once it is thoroughly heated add the sausage and kale. Let heat and serve!