{GF Recipe} Zuppa Toscana Imitation Soup

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This recipe is one of my all-time favorites. Have you ever eaten Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden? If not, I’d venture to say you’ve not yet lived.

A couple of years ago, I was looking through soup recipes on Eat Better America and came across this one, which sounded very similar to Zuppa Toscana…so I gave it a shot. Andrew and I think it tastes almost exactly like Olive Garden, and it’s gluten free!

Here’s my adaptation. I change amounts and leave out ingredients. For a dairy free version, use almond milk. It won’t be as creamy but it will still be flavorful, I’ve done it.

  • 1/2 lb spicy Italian sausage
  • 4 medium yellow potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (omit if you don’t like spicy)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth (I use chicken bouillon dissolved in water)
  • 4 cups chopped fresh kale or Swiss chard leaves
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  1. In a saucepan, cook sausage over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Drain well on paper towels; set aside.
  2. In same saucepan, mix potatoes, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, pepper flakes, water and broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cook uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in sausage and kale. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and kale are tender. Stir in half-and-half; cook just until heated.

Original recipe here.

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