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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat Recipe

Today is copycat recipe day, this one today is a favorite that I have made numerous times, a big hit with hubby. We can't go to an Olive Garden because the nearest one is an hour away so I was so happy to find a copycat recipe that is really really good! 


4 slices bacon, diced
1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
4 cups chicken broth (you can use the low sodium broth)
3 russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
3 cups baby spinach
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.

Add Italian sausage to the skillet and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. 

Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

Stir in sausage and spinach until spinach begins to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. 

Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve immediately, garnished with bacon.

Calories 254                                     Sodium 1,087 mg
Total Fat 19 g                                     Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g                                     Total Carbs 18 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g                     Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g                     Sugars 5 g
Trans 0 g                                     Protein 15 g
Cholesterol 52 mg  
Vitamin A 0%                                     Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0%                                     Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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