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Zuppa Toscana

A slimmed down version of the wonderful Olive Garden recipe.



  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage, breaking into small pieces as you fry it; drain, set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown bacon; drain, set aside.
  3. Place water, broth, potatoes, garlic, and onion in a pot; simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add sausage and bacon to pot; simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add kale and cream to pot; season with salt and pepper; heat through.
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Yes. Used turkey bacon as well as to cut down the fat. This is an okay soup. I put far more kale than all other vegetables as it is vitamin rich. It turned out more like stew which was find with me. It was not as flavorful as Olive Garden, but I am sure lots less calories. Close Second!
27 Mar 12 by member: TAZPEZMOM
Great! Easy to make and delicious! Very Filling
21 Feb 11 by member: RS1124
this is NOT low fat! whipping cream? And bacon? Not if you want to lose weight....
07 Feb 11 by member: gillian56
Turned out really well, but I used about 6 oz of bacon and only about 2/3 c cream- it really didn't need more than that. It would be nice to know serving size- I'm just estimating about 1 1/2 c and if I'm a little over, I'm not too worried because I lightened it up a bit. Seems like it made more than 10 cups, so 1 cup servings would be a bit low.
07 Feb 11 by member: gnat824
OMG...This is so good...I was very surprised at how close it was to the recipe that Olive Garden makes....I will keep this one for sure:)
24 Oct 10 by member: Robin H
I love this soup from Olive Garden, and get it everytime instead of salad. I am eager to try it. I don't care for ground turkey, so I don't know what to do about the turkey sausage? Maybe I would like it even though I don't care for the ground turkey.
06 Jan 09 by member: momma2livinjoshb
YUM-O!!! This was family ate it ALL, down to the last drop! We substituted turkey bacon to make it less high in fat...but it was still just as tasty! Thank You!!!
09 Nov 08 by member: gjsusa
this is so good my whole family loves it!
14 Apr 08 by member: memauss


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Nutrition summary:

There are 265 calories in 1 serving of Zuppa Toscana.
Calorie break-down: 48% fat, 27% carbs, 25% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 128
Calories 265
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 14.22g 22%
  Saturated Fat 4.237g 21%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.736g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.575g  
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1146mg 48%
Potassium 676mg  
Total Carbohydrate 17.96g 6%
  Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
  Sugars 2.86g  
Protein 16.91g  
Vitamin A 450% Vitamin C 763%
Calcium 58% Iron 326%
of RDI*
(265 calories)
13% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (27%)
Fat (48%)
Protein (25%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories