Everyday Mom's Meals: Soul Food Saturday #23

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Soul Food Saturday #23

Welcome to yet another weekend, and another yummy recipe from Bekki! Today she is sharing a make at home version of a favorite soup of mine from Olive Garden! I can't wait to try this myself and enjoy a restaurant treat right in my own kitchen!

This Olive Garden soup is my husband’s favorite. He couldn’t ever get enough. So having it at home was a must. After trying the recipe several times, his one request was that it had more “stuff” than broth. So the next time I loaded it up, and he LOVED it. This is a family favorite now and we make it as often as possible. Whether its, in the low temps, or highs of over 100 its cooking. I know after you taste it, you will be hooked as well.

Loaded Zuppa Toscana  Adapted from Restaurant Food
1 tsp. olive oil
2 pound ground spicy sausage
1 large onion, sliced
3 medium potatoes, cut in half lengthwise, and then cut into 1/4" slices
1 ½ tsp. granulated garlic

4 cups kale leaves, stems removed, cut in half, then sliced
4 c. chicken broth

½ c. heavy whipping cream

 In a medium stock pot add oil. Add sausage to pot. Stirring frequently, breaking up so it cooks evenly. Cook until no longer pink. Then add onions, cook until onions are almost clear. Add potatoes, garlic and chicken stock. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add kale and cream simmer 5 more minutes for kale to become tender. Serve hot, with your favorite bread. Enjoy!

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