Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Italian Soup-UPDATE

Same recipe.  The only thing that is updated in the photo.  I've been learning a lot in my photography class.  I still stink, but at least I know why.

There's lots of versions of this soup out there.  Here's my version. 
1 lb. Italian sausage
1-2 large onions, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
2 large potatoes-cubed
2 cans of chicken broth
1 cup milk (or cream)
2 cups chopped Kale

Brown Sausage.  Drain and add onions and garlic.  Add chicken broth and potatoes.  Cook until potatoes are tender.  Right before serving add Kale and milk and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.  Garnish with Bacon bits and Parmesan cheese.

It's quite a bit lighter than the original, and not quite as salty.  I've also learned that by instead of cooking the bacon in the soup and just by sprinkling a few bacon pieces on top, I get lots of bacon flavor, with out as many calories.
This is a great make-ahead meal.


  1. Oh this looks yummy and light! I like that it only has 7 ingredients too.

     Delighted Momma

  2. Definitely going to pass this on to a few friends who are obsessed with their soup!

  3. My husband loves anything with italian sausage! I'll have to give this a try! Thanks for linking up.


  4. That looks delicious. I've never got the soup at OG, now I might have too!

  5. this looks pretty delicious!!! may have to give it a try!!
    thanks for sharing:)

  6. This looks great. I have never cooked with kale, looks like I better try this recipe.

  7. Hey girl, this soup sounds wonderful. I love all the soups at Olive Garden, and your version just seems delicious.

    Cant' wait to try it out!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
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    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

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  8. Yesterday, I had dinner at the renowned restaurant, Olive Garden. Upon entering, one notices the calm atmosphere and the dim lighting of the area. I went today with my friend because he is leaving for college in a few days.

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  9. That sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Yum, it looks os good! I feel like I eat soup so often during the winter. Thanks for the recipe! Visiting from My Whims Link up :)


  11. My husband loves that soup and it would be great to have less salty version! Thanks for sharing your delish soup with us at A Crafty Soiree. I'm catching up on my "Follows" and am now following your all over town, so to speak :)

  12. Ooooh, yum! Looks just like Olive Garden! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  13. Jess here...co-host of "Shine on Fridays" this week! Thanks for linking up!

    This look SO delicious!! It's one of my FAVORITE soups!! I pinned it for later!! :)

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  14. The soup looks great and so does your photo. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.