Great recipe! I too, love the Olive Garden Zuppa Tuscana soup, and this one is even better w/ a homemade touch. I boil the roasted chicken bones from one of those $4.99 Costco chickens after using the meat, and make the stock for this soup. It just adds a richer taste than water. I use a non-MSG bouillon. Sometimes I add red bell pepper (for color) when I saute the sausage (no nitrate/nitrite sausage from New Seasons-I like Hot Italian Sausage, or add red chile pepper seeds to mild sausage), half and half if I don't have cream, and 1 slice of regular bacon if I don't have the pancetta. 2-3 garlic to my taste. Roasted red pepper in the jar-either pickled or plain would work here, too. My daughter and grandson both loved this soup. If you don't see enough of the kids and grandkids, invite them to dinner!
If I don't have kale, I have used arugula or chard from the garden. Here in Oregon, it grows all winter long out there.
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Great recipe! I too, love the Olive Garden Zuppa Tuscana soup, and this one is even better w/...