Thursday, January 19, 2017

Zuppa Toscana

Have you ever visited Olive Garden - and had their Zuppa Toscana Soup? 
It's a sausage and potato soup that I love.
Here is the copycat recipe that can be found on-line.

The Ingredients:

1 pound of sausage - I use sweet
1/2 pound of bacon - chopped
1 quart of water
2 14.5 ounce cans of chicken broth
2 large russet potatoes - cubed (I used 3)
2 cloves of garlic - crushed
1 medium onion - chopped (I used sweet)
2 cups of spinach (they use kale, I prefer spinach)
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a soup pot, brown sausage breaking into small pieces, drain and set aside. 
In the same pot, over medium heat, brown bacon and set aside. 
Place water, broth, potatoes, garlic and onion in a pot. 
Simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender. 
Add sausage and bacon back to pot, simmer for 10 minutes. 
Add spinach and cream to pot, season with salt and pepper to taste - heat through.

Served with a loaf of crusty french bread, this is a winner on a cold winter day.

I made thumbprint cookies too, they were very yummy after the soup.


  1. Hello, Debbie! your soup looks delicious. I will have to try this recipe soon. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  2. Sounds like a very filling soup, thanks for sharing. I haven't seen thumbprint cookies in years!

  3. I am not a big soup girl myself but my hubby would love it I am sure :) I don't think I have ever had thumbprint cookies :(

  4. Oh, wow! That all looks delicious! Love me some Olive Garden!

  5. Looks delicious.
    I would just swap the potatoes for rutabaga/swede

    All the best Jan

  6. Wow, this sounds delicious, Debbie!
    Perfect winter comfort food.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe here.

  7. Looks like a delicious indulgence! Your first photo scared me a little - but hey, there's spinach in there - so it'all good! Enjoy!

  8. I love their gnocchi soup, but I suppose I could give tis a try. It looks pretty good.

  9. A really sumptuous soup Debbie - can imagine how you'd be loving it in the cold days you're having.
    I love those thumbprint yummies, especially when my Mum makes them... she's in her late nineties and can still knock out a great batch.
    Seeing Rachael Ray's photo on the box reminded me how much I love her cooking show that we see here!
    Cheerio for now :D)xx

  10. wait.
    did you just say.
    zuppa toscana with BACON.

    my mom used to make zuppa toscana but never with bacon!
    this looks so delicious!
    the cookies also look so yummy!

    many blessings to you!

  11. I've never been to Olive Garden

  12. I love Olive Garden. Thanks for this recipe; I will try it for sure. I can tell you are a very good cook. Your turtorial is awesome and it all looks yummy! Blessings and hugs~

  13. This is one of my absolute favorite soups; thanks for the recipe! and with bacon...even better!

  14. Wow. Looks like a good one. There seem to be soups everywhere, as it is the season.