Potato and sausage soup served at a certain famous restaurant.
Potato and sausage soup served at a certain famous restaurant.
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
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!!!
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.
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.
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!!
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 =)
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!!
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.
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.
Finally, a kale recipe we love! Like many other reviews, I doubled the amount of potatoes. I didn’t add the cream to the pot, I finished the soup in the bowl with heavy cream and a poof of parmigiano reggiano cheese. This soup keeps for several days and re-heats fine if you don’t add the cream to the pot, but at finishing. Note for kale novices: be sure to cut away the woody stem and only use the leaves.
Yummy! I doubled the garlic and kale, and added red pepper flakes. Great soup for a rainy day!
Excellent Soup - My changes were the following: Used 1 Box (4 c) Chicken Broth instead of water and soup base; 1 pkg Mild Italian Sausage Links (casings removed) instead of sliced sausage links; 1 pkg spinach instead of Kale. This was fast, easy, tasty and hit the spot! Will double the recipe in the future--it was gone too fast! This is a keeper!
My husband loves the restaurant version but he said that this was "better". He ate the entire pot!
Will definitely be sharing this recipe with my family! I did a few changes, but overall this recipe is phenominal. The changes I made: I used 1 pkg. of Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage brots and cut them into slices and instead of using any water - I used 3 cups of Swanson's Chicken broth, and definitely double the potatoes! At the end, I mixed 1 Tbsp. with 1/2 Tbsp. of cold Swanson's Chicken Broth to thicken it a bit. Also added the kale at the very end, turned off the burner and added the heavy cream and served with garlic bread and salad - very very great!!!
This is one of the best soups! I used "Bob Evans" sausage and browned and chopped into small chunks while cooking. Removed sausage and added 1 T. olive oil, browned onions until translucent, then added garlic for 1 minute...added 1 box/32 oz. of prepared chicken soup broth 1 heaping Tablesp. chicken base, 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 1 even tablespoon "Mrs. Dash" Italian blend seasoning , shake of ground black pepper, 4 large diced potatoes. Simmered that for 15 minutes ,and transfered to crock pot along with..2 cups water, and sausage..... continued to cook until potatoes were done. Skimmed top to remove grease with a grease skimmer.Then added evaporated milk and frozen spinach (that I drained well and squeezed dry between paper towels), and 1 cup jarred button mushrooms quartered.... and cooked for 1 more hour on low. One of the best soups!!!!!!!!Thanks
This is sooooo good! I browned all of the sausage, then sauteed the onion and garlic, then put it all in a crockpot for four hours....DELICIOUS!!! Thank you so very much for the recipe...OG just lost a soup and salad customer!!!!
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.
A good hearty soup. Great with some crust rolls. Made some changes based on some suggestions here. I used ground Italian Sausage, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and an 1 extra potatoe. I used light cream and whisked 1 tablespoon of corn starch into it to thicken up the soup. I will make this again.
The best use for kale I've found. Wow! This soup is so good that even my DH who hates green stuff likes it. I have made this twice in a week. I used 4 small potatoes, 4 large Johnsonville sausages, and about 2/3 cup heavy cream with 2 tsp cornstarch mixed in it to thicken it up a bit. I also added about 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes because I like things a little spicy.
Great soup! Very easy and lots of flavor. I made some changes to the recipe. I added more of the potatoes and Kale than called for, about twice the amount. I also did not use sausage links, used regular pork sausage, a 16 oz. roll, and cooked before adding it to the soup, very good. I used chicken broth instead of the water and soup base. Because I used more potatoes, sausage and kale I had to use more liquid also. Probably about 7 cups of broth and a cup of heavy cream. The soup was very yummy!!!
This soup is delicious. It is different than Olive Garden, as it is more thicker and meatier. Actually, going to cut down on the meat next time I make it. I added extra potatoes & extra kale. I also added an extra chicken boullion cube. I added a little instant potatoes to thicken up the soup just a little. But, overall - hearty, wonderful, and delicous soup with a kick to it!
This was a great soup recipe for those cold winter nights. I took a few other reviews into consideration and added a couple of teaspoons of crushed red pepper flakes. I also added a pinch of white pepper and instead of the sausage links I used spicy ground pork sausage instead of links, I would recommend using the ground sausage!!! Delish!! Thanks for the recipe.
This soup was great-tasting. I did not have heavy cream, so I used a 'milk and butter' substitute instead. Will be making this again!
I've made this soup and it is identical, if not better, than the one you get at the big famous restaurant (wink, wink). I add a bit more pepper flakes though as I like a bit more kick.
I give this recipe 5 stars, only with a few alterations. First, I used more chicken broth than water. I only used two cups of water and I didn't measure the broth, but I'm sure it was more than four cups. Once I had the broth/water mix boiling with the onions, garlic, and potatoes, it was very bland, so I seasoned it with seasoning salt and pepper. I boiled the potatoes in the broth for about 35 minutes (15 minutes was not long enough to make the potatoes soft). I used 1/2 more heavy cream than the recipe called for. I also used Mexican Chorizo sausage instead of spicy pork, and spinach instead of kale. My family was very pleased with the outcome. It is now a favorite soup, and the first I've ever made.
better than olive gardens. . . .sooooooo good!!!
I made this the other day and I must say--I have added it to my top 20 recipes! This is wonderful--I made no changes unless you call using spicy Italian sausage a change. PERFECT, warms the tummy and the heart!
I also added cornstarch to the broth, more potatoes and used fresh spinach instead of kale. I used gr hot sausage too. The whole family loved it, great recipe!
My husband is in LOVE.
I havent tried this particular recipe but if you want it to taste more like OG's zuppa toscana, you must finish with 1-2 tablespoons of balsalmic vinegar and a capful to taste of vanilla flavoring. Thats how you get the unique flavor that OG achieves with their zuppa toscana. The sausage should be hot italian (well drained) You would also want to add about a cup of chopped celery to the onion for a more flavorful broth. Just made it again for Holiday potluck and as always, it gets rave reviews and everyone's like, OMG, this is just like that soup at OG!! For reference, you can go to the food network website and review Aunt Jojo's Politically incorrect sausage and potato soup. Just add kale and cut back on the excessive amount of cream used in that recipe and there you have it.
Very good soup. Even the kids liked it! Tastes a lot like Olive Garden's soup.
I will admit I changed one thing I used broccoli instead. It was AWESOME! Thanx!
This is a good starting point for a recipe with kale. I had 4 cups of kale, so I used 6 cups of chicken stock, 2 lbs potatoes, and 2 lbs of italian sausage. I would recommend using: 2 cups of stock: 1 cup of Kale: 1/2 lb of sausage: 1/2 lb potatoes next time. I would also take the onion, garlic, stock and half the potatoes and blend it to make a base. This leaves you with a thicker base and will help to feature the kale.
I used ground italian sausage, was one of the best recipies I have ever tried. The family Loved it!
I have made this several times. I add a lot more seasoning and chicken broth for flavor. I don't care for the flavor of Italian sausage so I use regular Jimmy Dean sausage for the meat. This is a great recipe for kale.
Delicious! I doubled the potatoes and kale, and substituted 1 can evaporated milk for the cream. I also used 1/2 of a smoked sausage diced for the meat. It was very easy and VERY tasty! We'll make this again!
My family loved this, I make it often, My kids ate ALL of the Kale and love it :-) I was lazy the first time and fried the sausage, but you have to bake it, otherwise it's to much fat in the pot.
wow, I hadn't even read the reviews and made a couple changes, like using ground italian sausage instead of links and I used two boullion cubes in my water, and added ground roasted red pepper and parmesean just cuz I like that in everything - It was amazing!
This was excellent! It wasn't that difficult to make and the results were mouth watering. Will definitely be making this soup again soon.
So good! It tastes very similar to olive garden. I was impressed!
This is really good, except I don't use the spicy sausage, just regular Bob Evan's Original sausage. Hubby adds red pepper seeds to spice his up a little. Other than that, we LOVE this recipe!
I made this, but followed others suggestions. I thickened the base a bit with some cornstarch mixed with warm chicken broth. I didn't use water at all...I had some chicken broth left over from a boiled chicken and used that instead. I added the red pepper flakes to add some heat, salt and pepper to taste, a carrot, a stalk of celery and some mushrooms. And 1 full cup of whipping cream, extra broth and some white wine too. Topped it with grated parmesan cheese like they do in the Italian restaurant. It was very good, much more hearty than what the restaurant serves. My husband scored it a 9 out of 10, so I guess we will be having it again! I'm going to try to freeze the extra soup to be served another time. This is a lot of soup for 2 people. Crumbled bacon might be a nice addition.
THIS.. is amazing! I've never had it anywhere, so I have nothing to compare it to.. but i've given it to several friends and ALL of our families love it! I live in a small town & fresh produce isn't easy to come by at certain times of the week.. so I had to substitute frozen spinach for the kale.. but we LOVE it!! It's super easy to make with easy to find ingredients.. I substituted the link sausage for some spicy ground instead.. I can't say enough about this recipe!!
Similar to Olive Garden's Zuppa. I used turkey sausage, making it bulk & added crushed pepper seeds. I also used olive oil instead of vegetable oil.
The store was out of kale, so I just used spinach. I used low-sodium chicken broth for all the liquid (instead of broth and water) and I also used evaporated milk instead of heavy cream, to keep it healthier. Absolutely deelish!!
I love it and so do 2 out of my 3 children. (The other one wont eat foods if they touch each other!) I substituted smoked beef sausage for the pork and didn't have cream so used milk. I used alot more Kale cuz we can't get enough of that. Very good recipe.
My husband raved about this soup at the dinner table, and later that night to all his friends. I think its a hit! ;) I did make one change: 3 potatoes instead of just two. Perfection.
My husband loved this! I think it could use a little more cream. The chicken base is key. I've made versions of this soup with and without it and that is the trick to getting the Olive Garden taste. I panfried my sausage after removing it from the casing and I did not slice it (crumbled it instead).
This receipe is great was very easy to make was actually amazedthat it tasted sooo good
Very easy to make. Didn't make any changes. Loved it!
So delicious and easy!! Will definitely make this again!
Made this last night, it's my husband's favorite soup at OG. It was soooooo good that even my kids wanted seconds, which in itself says A LOT! I did use Jimmy Dean Spicy ground pork sausage instead of the links, as I don't like dealing with the casings. I cooked it on the stove and put it in a strainer while the soup was cooking. I like the kale softer, so I let it cook a bit longer. It was perfect. NOTE: The spicy sausage and chicken base give it TONS of flavor, so don't be tempted to add any other seasoning!
Followed recipe to the t...and it was so yummy! I've never tried kale before in my life, only hearing that its juice is healthy but disgusting. But thank goodness it cooks nicely in the soup...will definitely make again on a cold winter day!
Tastes just like OG's!! Loved it so much!
This is a very good base for the soup. However, I think you need to brown the sausage in the dutch oven, drain and then cook the sausage with the soup for the added flavor.
I used 2 cups chicken stock & 2 cups water. Great flavor! Will definitely make again.
Fabulous. I have done chunks and slices both good (I like sliced potatoes best). Once I did not have italian sausage so I used some of the ham ends and pieces that I buy for beans and it was just as good. I have used turkey italian sausage and it also is just as good. I use milk when I don't have cream. I sometimes throw on some parmesan cheese. It is hard to mess up this soup and it is very satisfing and comforting. Thanks for the recipe.
This is amazing this is an Olive garden recipe i tryed it its SOOOO GOOD
I stuck as close as possible to this recipe based on the ingredients I had on hand. It was 5pm and I had nothing defrosted for dinner so I made this last minute and did not have very high expectations for it. Boy was I wrong!! For such simple ingredients, this soup was bursting with flavor. So delicious! I don't think five stars is enough. We don't eat pork, so I substituted spicy vegetarian links (from wegmans). I also used 4 cups of homemade roasted veggie stock in place of the water and chicken soup base - next time I will try it with chicken and see if the stock was the reason for the soup being so extremely flavorful. Instead of kale, I used frozen spinach and instead of heavy cream I used 1/2 cup of half and half. I also added salt and pepper to taste and some cayenne pepper for additional heat. I usually serve a butternut squash soup for Thanksgiving and I think this year I will replace it with this soup instead.
My husband and i both love this soup!! My husband is always asking me to make it!
Wow this was DELICIOUS!!! I loved it and so did my husband. The only thing I changed was using sweet italian sausage instead because that's what I like :)
This was so amazing!!!! I did also put more garlic and kale. Thank you so much!
This recipe was so easy and sooooo good! My husband loves this soup from Olive Garden and I thought I'd have a problem finding a copy cat version. It tastes just like Olive Garden! I did use two large mild pork sausages links that I got out of "Sprouts"(natural grocery store) meat case instead of the 12 links listed. I only had to add a touch of sea salt, and some fresh ground pepper. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!
this recipe is great is taste exactly like olive gardens soup
This soup is alot like a certain chain restaurant. It's a great way to use kale. I do, however, use fat free evaporated milk instead of the heavy cream. I also use smoked turkey sausage instead of pork. I do like my soup a little thick so I add about 2 T. of cornstarch with 4 T. water and add it to the broth to thicken. My little girl even likes this one.
Almost like the real thing... yummy!
Very tasty. I made a few changes to lower the fat content. I used ground spicy turkey sausage and 2% milk instead of cream. I thickened it with a little cornstarch and water. I also used 4 potatoes and increased the amount of kale. I'll definitely make it again!
Absolutely wonderful! The family loved this soup. The only change I made to this recipe was to use fat free 1/2 & 1/2 to help cut the fat down a little.
delish better than OG used bulk hot pork sausage browned w / onion and garlic 2. chix broth 2 c. water used 1/3 c. evap milk for cream also added red pepper flakes
This was good--but WAYYY too much sausage. Like...ridiculously too much. It was pretty good, but not very memorable.
This is a spectacular soup and so easy. I used mild sausage b/c I wanted my kids to eat it. Also, used spinach instead of kale because it's what I had on hand.
This is one of my favorite restaurant soups and I am very impressed with this simple, and very tasty recipe. I also added grated parmesan cheese on top before serving. This is a definite make again dish.
This soup was absolutely AMAZING!!!! I wouldn't have done anything different. I could not believe how easy it was. The flavor, consistency and texture was right on point. Now that I know how to make this soup I will not be ordering it at the Olive Garden anymore. If you follow the recipe as is you should have the same results. Witht the exception of what type of sausage links you use. The flavor of the soup has a lot to do with the sausage and obviously the chicken base. Now that I think about it I use chicken boullion seasoning instead of chicken broth. The flavor was more potent and tasted like an actual soup!!! I noticed that some reviewers said that the soup was too thin but it's supposed to be that way. Just an FYI. Thanks for this terrific receipe.
I used one 5 pack of Johnsonville's mild Italian sausage links and used chicken bouillon instead of chicken soup base. I definitely kept adding more than the mentioned 2 tablespoons to add more flavor. If I had more time I might have made chicken broth from chicken bones for more flavor but the chicken bouillon worked just fine. Didn't have cornstarch on hand so I used flour instead (mixing it in hot water before adding it to the broth). I like my soup with more potatoes so I added 3-4 more. Be sure to add the kale just a minute or two before serving so it won't overcook (and turn into a not so nice shade of green). Served this as part of Thanksgiving dinner with my family and they loved it. Be careful not to add too much salt because the once the sausages sit in the soup it might get too salty.
This soup was great! It really did taste very much like the one at OG. I took some others' recommendations and used 1/2 water, 1/2 chicken broth instead of all water and a Tbsp of broth. I also put in parm cheese and a Tbsp of cooking sherry. Great recipe!
This was really good! It was really close to The Olive Garden's version. We loved it, but I think next time I am going to make it a little thicker and use ground sausage instead of links.
This was a huge hit at a holiday party. I didn't use links of sausage. I got a package of Italian style sausage from the butcher and browned it up. I also used a chicken bouillon for the soup base - just followed the directions on the jar. Everyone loved it.
Made it with spicy sausage. It was amazing!
I agree, there is a typo in the chicken broth ingredient.. it should be a 2-1 ratio with water..2 cups of water- 1 cup chicken broth.. i make a big batch so i use 8 cups water and 4 cups chicken broth after tweaking my toscana recipe out i cant enjoy olive gardens version.. too plain for me, one more note- if kale is not aval. use fresh spinach or greens..( collard, mustard etc ) ..
This recipe was good, but very bland. It needs more seasoning. It was very easy and quick to make!
I have had three different people tell me that this is their new favorite soup when I make this recipe! I like it thick so, I too add corn starch and mash some of the potatoes. KALE KALE KALE! Cant have enough. add it fresh every time you reheat. I like to throw my leftovers in it too; quinoa, rice...yum!
I used the Jimmy Dean Hot sausage in a tube and chopped it up then cooked it with the onions and garlic I also used 4 cups of chicken broth instead of water and put more potatoes in using half first and half later so they would break down to thicken it.
very good start to the recipie, I made a few changes. I used 1 lb of hot Italian sausage, I browned it along with the onions and garlic, omitted the oil all together. Drain the sausage and onion and blot with a paper towel to remove excess grease. I also added 6 cups of water and 6 tsp of chicken base, and increased the cream to 1 cup. I sliced the potatoes with my mandolin slicer on the thin setting and they came out perfect, next time I will add more potatoes. I will also cut the Kale in to smaller pieces, while the big green leafy pieces make a beautiful presentation, it's a real pain to get on the spoon. Thanks for sharing!
Yum, my mostest favorite soup ever. Wudn't change a thing!!
Used bulk sausage instead of links. Soup is on the stove, not quite finished - but I just had a taste, and WOW.
delish! i agree with other reviewers to use crumbled hot italian sausage. it's also good with frozen chopped spinach instead of kale. i sometimes add a chopped red pepper for color. yummm...
Recipe is great. Made it several times. I will say that it does make a difference as to which brand of sausage that you use. I tried a couple of leading brands and there was quite a difference in the soup between them. Overall a teriffic recipe!
Made this last night it was yummy!! Although I used ground sauage instead of links and doubled the recipe and made homemade diiner rolls :) posting picture too!
Good, but not quite like OG's. I did only use half and half instead of full cream so that might have made a difference. I also used crumbled up Italian sausage (the kind that come in bratwurst form) rather than the sliced smaller links and a whole cup of chicken broth.
This is my hubby's favorite meal. We double it, and use about 1/3 lb. Spicy bulk sausage, plus about a pkg of plain pork sausage links sauteed in the pan, rather than baking it. I also can't find anything called "nutritional yeast" at my grocer, so I just use the miso, and it's excellent!
LOVE this soup! My boyfriend has dubbed it his favorite that I make. I didn't have kale on hand so I subbed spinach and to give it a bit more of a savory flavor I changed to 2 cans of Chicken broth to 2 of water. Because of this soup it's a staple to have whipping cream in our fridge.
This soup was good but I needed more flavor than what this recipe calls for. I doubled the recipe and used my food processor to crumble the sausage. Some came out in chunks but no matter what there was sausage in every bite. I doubled the amount of chicken broth and added salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and minced garlic. The kale was great - I had never had it before and was a bit nervous. It's a lot like spinach. I recommend slightly mashing the slices of potatoes while simmering, just to break some of them up.
I gave this 5 out of 5 based on my changes. I only used 3 large hot Italian sausages and changed the kale to swiss chard. I also used 6% lite cream instead of heavy cream and it was still delicious. I also replaced the chicken soup base and water with organic chicken stock because I think dry chicken stock is pretty salty. I will absolutely make this again!
The taste is amazing, however I had to cut the amount of sausage in half and double the potatoes otherwise the amount of sausage was overwhelming. I also ended up adding 2 tablespoons of corn starch to thicken it up, otherwise its just way too thin. I've made this 4 times now and with my tweaking this will be a staple for years to come, plus it is super quick and easy to make! The whole process takes maybe an hour and it tastes as if I spent the whole afternoon making it!
This soup is amazing!! I love the OG soup and this is as close as you can get to being inside the restaurant! I modified mine just a bit: I tripled the recipe because I wanted to fill an 8Q stockpot. I used 12c of chicken broth (didn't have any base) at first and no additional water. Because I added a bit too much crushed red pepper, I ended up using 1pt total of heavy cream (no waste that way!) and an additional small can of chicken broth to level it off. I would definitely recommend adding the kale only if you plan to serve all that you make right away. Otherwise, toss a few slices into the serving bowls as it's eaten so it stays fresh and bright green. This recipe is phenomenal, I am so happy to know the secret now!
Turned out great. Used turkey Italian sausage. Very much like the restaurant chain-its a keeper!
This recipe is very tasty! I've actually tried it twice, once using sausage and spinach (instead of kale) the 2nd using diced chicken breast (instead of sausage) and kale. I preferred it better w/chicken. The kale definitely gave the second attempt more flavor and texture than the spinach. I prefer my kale tender so I added it in the beginning. I also substituted w/olive oil, don't care for onions so I used onion powder and extra garlic. I would prefer the cream base to be a little thicker but I will definitely be fixing this again.