Zuppa Toscana


How about a hearty soup on this warm last-day-of-spring?

Mmm, maybe a little weird for the season, but it hit the spot for us tonight. I always go for this soup when I’m at the Olive Garden. This re-creation is fairly different, but the components are there. Creamy potato, spicy sausage, and green stuff. I like it even more with green beans, especially when using fresh.


Zuppa Toscana
Adapted from recipe and comments from Food.com
Serves 4

1/2 lb Italian sausage
1/2 large onion, diced
3 cups water
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 chicken bullion cube
2 large potatoes (cut lengthwise, then into 1/8 inch slices)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen green beans, cut into smaller pieces if needed

Brown sausage in large soup pot, sauteing onions alongside. Drain if needed.
Add water, garlic, potatoes, and chicken bullion. Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer covered for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Mash a few of the potatoes with a fork.
Add cream and green beans. If using frozen beans, microwave for a few minutes before adding.
Cover and let simmer on medium low heat for 10-15 minutes.
Taste test and serve!


Really great bowl of soup! We slurped down our respective bowls. Unfortunately, I couldn’t recreate those buttery Olive Garden breadsticks! Garlic toast works just fine at our house.

Have a great day, everyone!


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