When I was pregnant with my daughter, I could have lived off of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana. I loved it so much. I still love it only now I don't have to beg my husband to take me to Olive Garden when the craving hits, because I just learned how to make it from scratch at home. It's easy! And oh so good.
I found this recipe on the Tasty Kitchen portion of The Pioneer Woman.
Spicy Tuscan Soupserves 6
1 whole Medium Red Onion, Diced
2 slices Bacon, Diced
3 cloves Garlic, Minced
3 whole Medium Potatoes
1 quart Warm Water
3 cubes Chicken Bouillon
¼ bunch Kale, Roughly Chopped
½ cup Heavy Cream
Salt And Pepper, to taste
In a large stockpot or Dutch Oven, cook the sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it up as you cook it, until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
Add diced onions and bacon to stock pot. Reduce heat to medium and cook until onions are clear.
Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add kale, cooked sausage and cream.
Simmer for 5 more minutes.
Serve hot with French Bread or Butter Rolls. I think this soup was just as good, if not better, the next day as leftovers! Even the kale stayed fresh tasting in the soup. Fantastic.