August 30th, 2014

Olive Garden Toscana Soup

Olive Garden Toscana Soup

This is a copy-cat version of an Italian soup that is served at The Olive Garden Restaurant.

And speaking of olive gardens, my son happens to be on a two-year mission in Italy right now, and he once helped a man to harvest his olive trees because the man’s wife, who usually helps, was ill.  So here is a picture of my son Craig harvesting olives in Italy.

This is the man who owns the olive trees.

And here are the olives that will be used to make olive oil.

Anyway, back to the soup.  It’s filled with lots of yummy ingredients like spicy Italian sausage, potatoes, onions, bacon, and collard greens.  The base is made with a mixture of chicken broth and a little bit of cream.  It tastes so good that you just might think you’re in Tuscany.  Enjoy!

Olive Garden Toscana Soup

Posted under Italian, Soups

One Response to “Olive Garden Toscana Soup”

  1. Take sausage out of the casings, saute till just about done…You can also use “Bob Evans Italian sausage in the roll (near their breakfast sausage). Let it simmer in the soup longer than the last few minutes (adds so much more flavor). Also, try cut of fresh kale the last 5 minutes (disregard the stems). To “kick it up a notch”, served crushed red pepper flakes and fresh grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese on the side! Super yum! Oh, I slice my Idaho(or Russet) potatoes on an angle (nuke them first till 3/4 done) and leave skin on. Put in soup….


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