Potato and sausage soup served at a certain famous restaurant.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Place sausage links on a baking sheet and bake 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Slice into 1/2 inch slices.

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until translucent; add garlic and cook 1 minute.

  • Stir in broth, water and potatoes; simmer 15 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low and add sausage, kale and cream; simmer until heated through and serve.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; 21.7 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 1216 mg sodium. 6.8 g carbohydrates; 12.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2005
Wow! Amazing! Having worked at the OG I made a few minute changes. I added 1 tbs of crushed red pepper, salt & pepper to taste, a little cornstarch and water to thicken it up, mashed a few of the potatoes, and added freshly grated parmesan cheese. (Though I like my toscana a little thick, I don't recommend this if you like it thin.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2011
I found this soup quite bland. If I ever make it again I will make it with chicken broth and not water in order to add some flavour. I used some of the tips that people suggested but it only made a small difference. Read More
(9)
544 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 417
  • 4 star values: 100
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2005
Wow! Amazing! Having worked at the OG I made a few minute changes. I added 1 tbs of crushed red pepper, salt & pepper to taste, a little cornstarch and water to thicken it up, mashed a few of the potatoes, and added freshly grated parmesan cheese. (Though I like my toscana a little thick, I don't recommend this if you like it thin.) Read More
(345)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2005
Wow! Amazing! Having worked at the OG I made a few minute changes. I added 1 tbs of crushed red pepper, salt & pepper to taste, a little cornstarch and water to thicken it up, mashed a few of the potatoes, and added freshly grated parmesan cheese. (Though I like my toscana a little thick, I don't recommend this if you like it thin.) Read More
(345)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2007
This soup is awesome but only 4 stars for me because it should be made with spicy ground sausage, it should have a lot more potatoes, and the broth is a little thin compared to OG's. I worked at OG for a long time and the kale is added when the pan is refilled and served immediately. The longer it sits, the more the kale softens up, but most days it doesn't get to sit for very long. Next time I will add more potatoes and try to figure out how to thicken it just a bit more, maybe whisk a little cornstarch into the broth before adding other ingredients. Oh yeah, I tripled this recipe and used 2 packages of ground sausage, 1 lb. each, and I used all chicken broth, taste was wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2007
I Really loved this recipe. I used to work at the OG for quite some time and this recipe is easy to follow and tastes even better than theirs! I just used crumbled sausage added red pepper flakes and more potatoes and kale. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2005
Very good approximation of the Olive Garden recipe with the exception that I used bulk italian sausage instead of pork sausage links. I also took the advice of the other reviewer added red pepper flakes salt and pepper and a little corn starch for thickening. I also used 2 C chicken broth and 2 C water instead of the 2 T chicken broth and 4 C water. I also used 1/2 C cream instead of 1/3. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2008
I didn't have enough italian sausage on hand so I added chicken and it was amazingly good! My daughter said it was her favorite soup and evn my husband who hates anything green raved about how good it was. I garnished it with fresh parmesean and diced tomato and served with crusty bread. Will be making this soup again and again thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2009
This recipe must have an error; 2 TB. chicken broth? I think it should say CHICKEN BASE! That's what I used. I used 1 pound ground hot sausage drained. I have even doubled the recipe and 1 pound of sausage was fine too. I have started steaming the kale (I like extra) separately to get my perfect texture (pile ripped leaves in pot add 1 inch water and steam until tender but still somewhat firm). A bit less water suits me better too. This was very good thanks =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2007
is recipes was so good. i eat the one from og offten and the one i made at home was better. i could add more kale like i like. i used jimmy dean hot sausage and made little balls and boiled them then i sauted them with the onions and garlic umum good. sprinkle parmasen cheese and instead of salt i use garlic salt and fresh ground pepper to top. hope you will enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2011
I gave it a 4 star as written but with these adjustments it is definitely a 5 star. The one thing that is missing from this recipe is bacon. Instead of using vegetable oil to cook the onions in use 2 strips of bacon cut up in small pieces. I used 2 large cloves of garlic and 3 potatoes. I removed the sausage from its casing broke it up and browned in skillet. I then drained it and added 1/2 cup flour to the sausage and mixed it up until the flour is invisible. I used chicken broth instead of the base and water and I added 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper. Amazing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2006
At the end the soup is very hearty. I think I would have preferred less "stuff" in it to resemble the restaurant soup but that's a matter of taste. I tried using the pork sausage and crumbled it instead of using sliced sausage. That made the soup too greasy. On a second round I drained the grease first before adding it to the soup. Otherwise very tasty. I love the potato/sausage/kale combination. I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2011
I found this soup quite bland. If I ever make it again I will make it with chicken broth and not water in order to add some flavour. I used some of the tips that people suggested but it only made a small difference. Read More
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