Homemade Zuppa Toscana

One of my favorite “out to eat” foods is Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana. I decided to try to find a recipe the copied it, and while one recipe came close, I had to tweak it a bit for taste and convenience. So here’s my take:

You need:

2 (14oz) cans chicken broth
6 cups water
6-8 medium russet potatoes, well-scrubbed and sliced
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 lb. ground Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup real bacon bits
1/2 box spinach, cooked and drained
2 cups heavy cream
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cayenne
Salt and pepper to taste

Bring broth and water to boil. Scrub potatoes very well and slice but do not peel. Add potatoes, garlic, and onion to broth and let boil until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Add cooked and drained sausage along with bacon bits to the pot and allow to heat through. Add spinach and cream and bring to boil. Add cayenne, salt, and pepper. Serve with breadsticks. *I don’t add as much cayenne because I have small children, but add to your liking.

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One thought on “Homemade Zuppa Toscana

  1. My favorite at Olive Garden! Gonna have to try it!

    Close runner up is the Chicken & Gnocchi! Got a recipe for that one?

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