A creamy, comfort food soup with sausage and potatoes, packed with flavor in every single spoonful.
Have you ever had zuppa toscana soup from Olive Garden?
If you dared to answer no, that is gonna change today. I am talking life change here!
One of the reasons I personally wanted to leave Ohio was because of the dreary winters. The dark dreary skies would lead me down a road of seasonal depression. And when I feel that way, all I want to do is eat. Usually, stuff that is completely bad for me.
Here in NC, although we are not exempt from the cold, we get a great amount of sunshine.
So while I am not sulking and stuffing my face, I am still always preparing good food that the family and I love!
It’s rounding out to hopefully the end of winter time around these parts. While I personally can do soup all year long, I realize the winter is when most ‘regular’ people like to indulge.
One of my favorites of all time is the zuppa toscana soup from Olive Garden. Oh.Em.Gee Good…
But then I stopped eating pork and I could no longer indulge in my favorite soup. The chicken gnocchi is a good second option though. Cause really Olive Garden has something good for all of us. I just love LOVE Love Olive Garden soups.
Life has changed. And for the good my friends. At least in my kitchen. Which is really all I can focus on because the rest of the happenings are way too overwhelming. Ya girl has found a soup that tastes just like zuppa toscana.
*takes a bow, waits for handclaps*
Made with a tomato base, and broth, loaded with taste and flavor. The only exception is that it is made with turkey meat. That means I can have it all day long, and twice on Sunday if I want to!
*does a dance*
Can you tell that food makes me happy?
So I am sharing with you a Turkey version of the Olive Garden exclusive zuppa toscana soup and I hope that you love it just as much as I do; dance and all.
Now I will tell you, that you can fell free to make this with any kind of sausage that you like. If turkey is not your thing, pork it up homegirl. Do what makes your tummy and taste buds happy. But the turkey version BANGS over here, so feel free to make it that way too! I approve…
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound sweet Italian Turkey sausage, can use spicy if you prefer a little heat
- 4 cups red skin potatoes, diced
- 1 bag packed fresh spinach
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 5 cups vegetable broth, can use chicken as alternate
- 1 cup half & half
- 2 tablespoons basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Boil potatoes for 15 minutes, or until just soft. Set aside.
- Remove skin from sausage.
- Heat a large pot over medium-high heat.
- Add oil, garlic, and add diced onion. Saute until onions are soft.
- Add sausage. Crumble Italian Sausage. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
- Stir in crushed tomatoes, potatoes, broth, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover.
- Let soup simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Add in half & half and spinach. Simmer for additional five minutes.
Can serve with shredded parmesan on top.
[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Copycat Zuppa Toscana – This soup tastes like zuppa toscana soup from Olive Garden. The only difference is that it is made with turkey sausage instead of pork. – olive oil, sweet Italian Turkey sausage (can use spicy if you prefer a little heat), red skin potatoes (diced), bag packed fresh spinach, onion (diced), minced garlic, can crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth (can use chicken as alternate), half & half, basil, salt, pepper, , Boil potatoes for 15 minutes, or until just soft. Set aside.; Remove skin from sausage.; Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. ; Add oil, garlic, and add diced onion. Saute until onions are soft.; Add sausage. Crumble Italian Sausage. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.; Stir in crushed tomatoes, potatoes, broth, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. ; Let soup simmer for 20-30 minutes.; Add in half & half and spinach. Simmer for additional five minutes.; Enjoy!; ; – <em><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino, serif;">Can serve with shredded parmesan on top.</span></em> – Main Dish – Soup – Italian – Soup – Dinner – Food – Recipes – olive garden – soup recipe[/wpurp-searchable-recipe]Questions, Comments or Just Want to Say Hey 👋🏽, Drop Me a Line in the Comments.