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Rich Italian Sausage and Potato Soup


"This soup combines unique flavors to form a rich, delicious soup. Your taste buds will be overjoyed. Instead of bouillon cube you can substitute I ounce chicken broth."
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1 h 10 m servings 348 cals
Original recipe yields 7 servings (6 to 8 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 12.1 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 689 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Place sausage links on a sheet pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until done. Cut each link in half lengthwise, and then into 1/2 inch slices. Set aside for later.
  3. In a 4 quart saucepan over medium heat, saute the onions and the pancetta for 10 minutes, or until onions are almost clear. Add the garlic and saute for one more minute. Add the chicken base OR bouillon, water and potatoes and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes. Add the kale, cream and reserved sausage, simmer for 5 more minutes and serve.

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I've always loved the zuppa toscana soup at the Olive Garden, this was similar but this was better. I used ground sausage which made it even easier, and it turned out wonderful. The whole famil...

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This was really bland if you follow the recipe exactly. I had to try this recipe a 2nd time to see if I could get closer Olive Garden's version. Second time around was MUCH better but that was...

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I've always loved the zuppa toscana soup at the Olive Garden, this was similar but this was better. I used ground sausage which made it even easier, and it turned out wonderful. The whole famil...

I changed it a little, but only to make it easier. It tasted the same. I used 1 (32 oz) box of chicken broth, and I used 1 bag of little potatoes cut in half. My 6 kids, ages 7,11,16,18,21, a...

I really enjoyed this soup. It takes almost like Olive Garden's zuppa toscana soup. I decided to use 3 cans of chicken broth and used about a cup of heavy cream. I also added more potatoes & it...

My girlfriend was visiting for the weekend and made this soup for the two of us. We visited the local Italian deli which set us up with some great sausage and pancetta bacon. I can't judge how...

I didn't change a thing about this recipe! It was wonderful. I think you really have to use Kale because it hold up well in the heat. Perfect recipe

This is good - I really loved the kale in it. I used regular bacon because thats what I had. I found the soup a bit bland and not as thick as I would have liked. Added lots of salt and pepper, s...

I really love the Olive Garden version of this soup, and I have to agree with the reviewers who said that this version lacks something. I added extra potatoes and then added some basil and black...

This is a lot like zuppa tuscana soup, but a little more bland. I added some crushed red pepper, and some hot Italian sausage. The pancetta had a nice flavor, but I like more bacon in the soup...

Extremely easy to make and delicious!! Used half the sausage (ground) and twice the potatoes as some had suggested! Mmm, Mmm...