First off, if you are a Kaia girl, don’t even look. This is not, by any means a healthy recipe. Let’s just say this recipe found me:) Unfortunately right smack dab when I started BRIK. It’s been on my brain ever since. So, of course I made it. Think heavy cream + bacon. Two words that have not been in my vocabulary in the last couple months. OMG…it’s so bad, in a yummy way. If you’re an Olive Garden customer, then you’ve seen this on their menu. Check it out peeps…..
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 pound spicy Italian sausage
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3 russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- salt + pepper
Cook bacon over medium heat until brown + crispy, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
In same pan, cook sausage making sure to crumble as it cooks, 10 minutes. Drain + set aside.
Heat olive oil in stockpot over medium heat. Add garlic + onion, cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in sausage + spinach. Once spinach begins to wilt, stir in heavy cream + salt + pepper.
Garnish each bowl with bacon. Serve with crusty french bread. Enjoy!!
There you have it – Olive Garden Copycat Creamy Zuppa Toscana Soup. Leftovers are even better, if you ask me. Thank you Damn Delicious for the delicious recipe.
Better go to the grocery store asap!!