Tasty Tuesday

Enter Zuppa Toscana and April's mom's rolls known as Gigi's Yeast Rolls

I've been making this soup for quite a few years now.  It's been made popular by Olive Garden, but who can spend $4.95 every time they want a good bowl of soup???

Besides, I think mine is better because it has more chunky yumminess.

1 lb mild Italian Sausage, removed from casing and crumbled
2 medium potatoes cut into half inch chunks
3/4 large onion diced
2/3 cup crumbled bacon
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cups chopped kale
2 cans chicken broth
2 cups half and half (evaporated milk works too, or regular milk in a pinch)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Brown sausage in a soup pot with onions over Medium High heat.  Add garlic when almost done.  Drain.  Reduce heat to medium.  Add broth, potatoes and bacon and bring to a light simmer.  Cook until potatoes are cooked through.  Add half and half and heat until very lightly simmering.  Finally, add Parmesan and kale and turn off heat.  Kale should wilt pretty quickly.  Serve with hot rolls.

To add Italian flair to the rolls, brush with melted butter after cooking and light salt with garlic salt.  Yum!


  1. Looks yummy! I think bread is my most fave food. Then cheese. I made a great soup tonight called Cheeseburger Soup. Does that sound gross? LOL, it wasn't! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  2. That looks so good....and perfect for a snowy evening, like we've been having :)

  3. Looks delicious! :) I love soup!

  4. Those yeast rolls look amazing and the soup...yum! Pinning it :)

  5. Looks very yummy! Soup sounds good on this rainy cool day!

  6. Yum - great lunch for a cold wintery day!

  7. Oh that looks so yummy, it is freezing in Toronto today and I could use a few bowls of that.

  8. Looks great - will be making soon!

  9. looks so good!!!!Thanks for sharing~

  10. This soup (and the rolls) look AMAZING!! MMMmmm, can I come over? ;-)

  11. OMGoodness!!! That's hubby's favorite soup at OG, so I know what I'll be making very soon! :) Thanks so much!

  12. I knew I was in trouble when I visited your blog today! LOL!! LOOKS SO GOOD = YUM~!!

  13. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I've been wanting this soup for years ever since I had it at Olive Garden while on a trip, but we don't have that restaurant in our county. Now I'll definitely have to try this out!


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