A repost of my very first Slight Savory Saturday on the blog today. Perfect for a winter day, don’t you think?
A new feature on It’s Just Life this week is Slightly Savory Saturday where I will occasionally share a tasty recipe that I have tried that is one worth passing along. Today’s is a knock off of a favorite that I get when I visit Olive Garden restaurants—-it is a great one to have when the temperatures drop as low as they have been this week and I am happy to share my adapted version of it today. Enjoy
Zuppa Toscana Soup
1 1/2 cups sweet turkey sausage (You can use any kind of sausage but turkey is the healthier choice08 slices turkey bacon (optional)1 tsp red pepper flakes3/4 cups onions, diced1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced2 cups kale, chopped (I usually add more if the bunch is larger)1 large russet potato, quartered and sliced2 TBSP chicken base1 quart water1 12 oz can evaporated skim milk1 TBSP olive oil1. Saute sausage, bacon and red pepper flakes in olive oil until browned, scoop out and set aside,2. Add onion to pan and sauté until softened.3. Add garlic and cook one minute4. Add water, chicken base and potato.5. Bring to boil and simmer 15 minutes.6. Add kale and cook 5 more minutes.7. Stir in sausage, bacon and milk.8. Simmer 5 more minutes and serve.You can use spicier sausage, add more potatoes and kale and doctor it up however you want but it always works out well for a nice lunch with crusty bread! Enjoy!!!
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Thanks…..I was meaning to ask for this recipe since you posted about it last week!!!! Happy Weekend!!!! Hugs…………….
Well here you go! I think I might make Saturdays recipe day for awhile.
I love soup and this sounds delish and perfect for these winter days.
It was yummy!
That is totally a recipe I will try – I love all kinds of soups and am always happy to find new recipes!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
You are so welcome! It is a winner and you can make it fairly healthy with the turkey ingredients! Let me know how it works out!
I’m happy you posted this! I think I’ll try to make this soup this week. I never thought I’d miss an Olive Garden until I lived in a town without one.
I know what you mean, Jeni! I crave their apricot chicken but have found a pretty decent recipe that is similar to theirs. This soup is really good and easy.
Thanks! I think we’ll try it if and when we can get out of the house to get to the grocery store. Roads are skating rinks now…. 🙁
Ugh—-we just got back from being out and our roads were okay but I know a lot of places are very slippery. Stay safe!
Sounds great. I will have to get some items I do not use often and try this soup. I make soup often. Thanks for sharing.
Maybe I can make it when I come to visit!!!!
This looks so Yummy! Thank you for sharing 😉
Thank you for stopping by and commenting!!! It really is a good soup!!!
Looks wonderful. Will have to try!
It is yummy. And fairly healthy. Win win.
It is the season for soup!
Indeed it is!
Going to be 60 degrees today(really)so I will wait until the next second when the weather changes yet again to colder temps and I will try this soup. It looks wonderful Beth Ann!
Enjoy your 60’s—that sounds lovely!!! Take a picture. I want to know what 60 looks like again.
i just love soup in the wintertime. I could eat it every day so I’m always looking for new recipes to try. Did you adapt the ingredients yourself? Thanks for sharing.
I found a recipe online and changed it up a little bit. It is really yummy.
One question: Did Queenie like it?
She oversaw the entire process of soup making from start to finish with her perch on top of my Keurig carousel but she did not sample. I think she approved, though.
Sounds like a wonderful soup even though I don’t like kale.
You could substitute something else in it if you wanted ! I rarely stick to a recipe!
WOW, THAT looks SOOOOOOO good! My Sara made chili yesterday, and it was yummy, but I’ve never seen a chili that looked sort of white. Plus, I don’t like beans, and this looks bean free!
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, Beth Ann!
This one does not have beans in it so it would work for you! I do have a White Chicken Chili recipe I love that has beans in it. This one you can spice up a bit if you like it spicier.
This sounds so good & perfect for a cold day!
It is perfect for Iowa. 🙂
I’ve never cooked with (un-sweetened) evaporated milk. I will have to try this.
Very yummy. Very. I wouldn’t steer you in the wrong direction.
I’ve made this. It’s really good!
Thanks so much, Dawn!!!!
Something I could try making for Mr. Gibber. 🙂
Maybe Mr. Gibber would like it as much as Mr. Diamond likes it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. I am going to try to visit everyone’s blogs today…..it’s been awhile and I need to catch up with you all!
I think he would. How are you doing?
Oh gosh—-I am good. Crazy stuff going on but all good. Make sure you read my post on the 26th and it will give you all the details. 🙂
Oh wow you have me curious.
Gotta keep you coming back….
Sneaky sneaky. 😉
It’s a good time for soup recipes!
It is indeed!
yum! This sounds so good. I love soup and can’t wait to try it 🙂
Yay! Let me know how you like it.
I made a soup today but it had beans in it which I do like. This one sounds a bit different than I have never made. I may try it though.
Maybe I will make it for you when I come visit this week!