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MeridianDog
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Zuppa Tuscana (photos)

Olive Garden Recipe.

Maybe it will help if I apologize as I start, but I like this soup a lot.

There are a thousand recipes for this Olive Garden treat on the internet. Here is ours and how it looks:

Need:



Italian sausage (about 1/2 pound), 1 onion, garlic 2 cloves (plus Lawrey's) 2 medium russet potatoes with skin scrubbed clean, 2 Tablespoons flour, 1 cup heavy cream, butter, oil, white wine, Kale (4 cups chopped, chicken broth and Chicken broth cube.

Remove sausage from casing and cook off until browned.





Add onions



with 1 Tablespoon butter, black pepper and saute until slightly browned



Add 2 Tablespoons flour. Cook for 4-5 minutes (blond roux).



Deglaze with white wine.



Add cooked sausage and 1 Tablespoon Lawry's garlic salt.



Add chicken broth and chicken broth cube.



Quarter and cut potatoes into 1/4 inch thick wedges. I hold them in water until needed then drain before adding.



Add 4 cups chopped Kale and a dash or two of red pepper.



In pot



and cook maybe 10 minutes. I added another cup of water too.



While this is going, cut french bread and butter toast



Add heavy cream to soup



And stir in - The soup is ready to bowl.



Looks like this.



and this



and this



Had this last night while watching Superbowl.

Will have it again tonight.
This post was edited on 2/10 at 9:39 am



Tiger Ryno
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Caplewood
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
You love undercooked onions huh?


schexyoung
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
Looks good. How much heavy cream?


LSUEnvy
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looks good


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Sid in Lakeshore
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
quote:

You love undercooked onions huh?


No possible way those onions are undercooked after all that time on the heat. They may not be saute'd untill clear but they are definitely cooked.


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Displaced
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
have you ever tried it with spinach instead of kale? i don't like kale but may try this recipe.


LSUZombie
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There is no way that awesome looking soup you made tastes or resembles the watery bland slop they serve at OG.

Awesome job as usual. I'll be making this for sure.


Powerman
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
That soup at OG is actually pretty good and looks very similar



LSUZombie
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
quote:

That soup at OG is actually pretty good and looks very similar


I used to get it all the time when I was in college and though it was pretty good. Last couple times I had to go to OG for birthday parties, I got the soup and it was just bland.


Darla Hood
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)

I'm a soup lover and this one looks great! Wish my husband loved soup as much as I do.


MeridianDog
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
quote:

ever tried it with spinach


Would be good with spinach I think. I'm just not sure if we ever did it that way, because I like Kale.


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MeridianDog
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
I think the main difference in our recpe and OG is the wine and the blond roux.

Not rying to fight, but I like the OG version. I like our version too.
This post was edited on 2/4 at 7:24 pm


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MeridianDog
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
quote:

How much heavy cream


We use about a cup for four to six servings. Could use milk too. With the blond roux, milk would work fine, as would half and half or heavy cream.


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MeridianDog
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
quote:

You love undercooked onions huh


Your excellent criticism is noted and filed away for future reference.


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MeridianDog
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re: Zuppa Tuscana (photos)
I'm a sucker for dipping French Bread in Bisque or cream soups, or broth soups. You can see that the soup was not complete until the toast was ready.

We have a crawfish bisque somewhere that we haven't done in a long time because MudBugs are hard to get up here. Actually lots of places sell them, I'm just too lazy to go out and wait until they are steamed and If you are the least bit late, they (that day's allotment) is gone.

Maybe I'll get industrious and do Crawfish Bisque. Then I'd have photos of that dish and some to eat.



Actually would rather drive three hours to NO for a bowl made by a Master Crawfish Bisque Chef than to cook it. - As long as they have crusty bread to dip, because I'm a bread dipper kind of guy.



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MeridianDog
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My Fav OG meal

Fried Calamari
Zuppa Tuscana
Salad with one refill
Some kind of white wine - their house white is fine with me.
Bread sticks with one refill

Can't do this very often because it comes in at 987,764,231 calories.


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LouisianaLady
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quote:

Maybe it will help if I apologize as I start, but I like this soup a lot.



I make an Olive Garden pasta recipe a few times a year because I adore it. It is actually the only thing I've ever ordered at Olive Garden.

Every ingredient in the recipe is a normal ingredient that I can buy good quality of. Nothing wrong with it!
This post was edited on 2/5 at 1:14 am


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