Sausage Kale Potato Soup

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Sausage Kale Potato Soup like the favorite Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden is an easy to make dinner recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

I wanted to re-share one of our favorite soups this time of year since I updated the recipe card at the bottom to make it easy to print. Sausage Kale Potato Soup aka Zuppa Toscana like the favorite Olive Garden Soup is always a family go to for an easy dinner.

The weather in Washington turned rather crummy this last week and Zuppa Toscana was the perfect soup to warm our souls for a quick dinner. 

I'm hoping to be back later tonight with a delicious Herbed Focaccia Bread recipe, but for now I leave you with one of our favorite soups! 

I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as we do!

Sausage Kale Potato Soup like Zuppa Toscana from the Olive Garden is a family favorite recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Originally Published October 2012

Sausage Kale Potato Soup aka Zuppa Toscana. I know you all know what I'm talking about, that soup from Olive Garden you always order for lunch. 

Yep, that's the one. 

The kids and husband voted for this soup over the one Olive Garden makes but they could be a bit bias so you'll have to taste it for yourself.

We had a nasty little bug pass through our house last week and there's nothing like a big bowl of homemade brothy soup. 

I had already made Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup a few weeks ago, and I wasn't in the mood to run to the grocery store. I just happened to have everything on hand to make Sausage Kale Potato Soup, and it's super easy to make. 

(I consider anything under 30 minutes fairly quick so you can judge for yourself.)  

Pair this with some Easy Cheesy Garlic And Herb Breadsticks and you have one heck of a meal!


L.J. was starting to feel better at day 3 and finally moved to the couch, along with the dog who isn't allowed on the couch but somehow was invited up. L.J.'s explanation and theory was Buddy's on the blanket so that makes it ok. What can I say I'm a sucker for a sick kid with a fever and a dog with sad eyes. 

Sausage Kale Potato Soup aka Zuppa Toscana saute bacon from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

In a large stock pot add:
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 
  • 3 sliced Bacon, Diced
 Sauté over medium-high heat until bacon starts to brown.

Sausage Kale Potato Soup just like Olive Gardens Zuppa Toscana recipe caramelize onion from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add 1 whole Medium Sized Onion that is diced fine. Sauté until starting to caramelize. 

Saute Sausage, Garlic, Pepper Flakes, Oregano, Rosemary to make Sausage Kale Potato Soup from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add:
  • 1 1/4 pounds Sweet Italian Sausage or Hot
  • 3 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary
Break sausage into small pieces, and cook until starting to brown.

Zuppa Toscana Sausage Kale Potato Soup add Chicken Stock from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add 6 cups Chicken Stock and 4 cups Water. Scrape all the tasty brown bits off the bottom.

Sausage Kale Potato Soup recipe add potatoes to soup from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add sliced potato to the soup. Bring to a simmer. Turn heat to low and cook until potatoes are tender about 15 minutes.

Sausage Kale Potato Soup Zuppa Toscana recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add chopped kale and stir well. Simmer about 3 more minutes or until kale is crisp yet tender. 

Zuppa Toscana recipe add cream from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Remove soup from heat and stir in cream and milk. 


Serve with fresh cracked pepper and parmesan cheese.

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Sausage Kale Potato Soup

Sausage Kale Potato Soup aka Zuppa Toscana like Olive Garden makes is a favorite in our house when the temperature drops from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 slices Bacon, Diced Fine
  • 1 whole Onion, Medium Sized Diced Fine
  • 1 1/4 pounds Sweet Italian Ground Sausage or Hot Italian Sausage
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, Or To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano, Dried
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary, Dried
  • 6 cups Chicken Stock
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 whole Russet Potatoes, Medium Sized, Sliced 1/4" Thick With Skin
  • 1 bunch Kale or Chicory (Large, Stems Removed And Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream or Half and Half
  • 1/2 cup Milk or Half and Half

instructions


  1. In a large stock pot add olive oil and bacon. Saute over medium-high heat, until bacon starts to brown.
  2. Add onion and saute until onion starts to caramelize.
  3. Add sausage, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, and rosemary. Break sausage into small pieces and cook until sausage starts to brown.
  4. Add all of the chicken stock, water, and potatoes. Cook until potatoes are tender when poked with fork about 15-20 minutes. 
  5. At this point you can taste soup and add salt if needed and pepper to taste. Mine didn't require any salt but it will depend on your chicken broth.
  6. Add chopped kale and gently stir until well combined. Cook about 3 minutes or until kale is crisp yet tender.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in cream and milk.
  8. Serve immediately with fresh grated parmesan and cracked black pepper.
calories
511
fat (grams)
25
carbs (grams)
44
protein (grams)
29
sugar (grams)
8
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6 comments

  1. Yummy, I really like this soup!! This recipe looks spot on. Beautiful photography that makes me want a bowl right now!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  2. This looks perfect for our rainy Seattle fall & winter, I cant' wait to give it a try! Looks delicious!

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  3. That is really wonderful soup. Hope your prince is getting better now.

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  4. I worked at Olive Garden years ago and this was my favorite soup! (Although they told me it was kale in the OG soup versus chicory). Either way this looks awesome and sounds like the perfect weeknight soup, especially with the cold weather settling in!

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  5. Hi there. Food on Friday this time is all about sausages! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  6. Love this soup at Olive Garden! My favorite. Thank you for your recipe. Looking forward to trying it this week!

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