Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Zuppa Toscana KIOLBASSA Style

Hello Everyone!

Today I am using KIOLBASSA'S Roasted Garlic Sausage in my version of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana Soup... yum!!

Here's a little video for you...

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  1. 1
    Chop or slice uncooked sausage, cut bacon in 1" pieces
  2. 2
    Brown sausage and bacon in your soup pot.
  3. 3
    Add onions, potatoes and garlic in pot.
  4. 4
    Pour water and chicken broth into pot and stir.
  5. 5
    Cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
  6. 6
    Stir occasionally.
  7. 7
    Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. 8
    Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  9. 9
    Turn to low heat.
  10. 10
    Add kale and cream.
  11. 11
    Heat through and serve.

 This is not exactly a 'lowfat' recipe (17g), but all in all the calorie count is not bad at 201 calories per serving.  I have included the nutrition chart below. 

Recipe Nutrition 

Serves  people
Homestyle Kiolbassa - Roasted Garlic Smoked Sausage, 3 links39033627
Bacon - Hearty Thick Cut Bacon, 3 slice15001512
Fresh - Potato, White Raw No Skin, Uncooked, 4 potatoes1107307
Onions - Raw, 0.5 cup, chopped34801
Chicken Broth - 99% Fat Free, 4 cup19113
Fresh Garlic - Garlic Clove, 1 Medium Clove (4g)5100
Water -  8 cup (8 fl oz)0000
Kale - Raw, 3 cup, chopped1012017
Walmart Great Value - *Heavy Whipping Cream, 16 Tbsp. (15 mL)8008800

Per Serving:20114177
Hope you like it!  It's one of my favorites!

Creatively yours,



  1. Ok, Im gonna have to try this looks yummy. Hopefully I will be able to find the sausage that was used in the recipe. thanks for sharing

  2. I just love recipe blogs. This looks like something my family would definitely eat. Thanks for sharing.

  3. OH YUM!!! This recipe sounds delish!!! I've never seen Kiolbassa sausage in my stores so my next move is to find what stores in my area might carry it. mmmmm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a Cricut Mini (I came over from your "other" blog and joined/follow you here now too!) - perfect for projects on the go!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    e-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

  4. This sounds yummy! I've been a follower here since you told us about this new adventure! I would love the chance to win the Cricut Mini!
    Thanks and best wishes, Tammy!
    Teresa K

  5. Congratulations on your association with the sausage company, Ms. Ambassador! We're looking forward to more yummy cooking.

  6. Oh buddy!!! look scrumdidilyumpsious ! hahahaha if that is even a word:) I am going to have to try it:)
    I am so excited for your new journey, best of luck.
    You can do it!
    scrappin' Madge

  7. I am a follower at CreativeCrittersCricutClub and just became a follower here. I look forward to this new blog and your new adventures. I am going to try this recipe asap. Instead of the potato (am trying to stay low carb) I am going to use sliced Jicama and this will be a perfect low carb meal for me and DH. And I have begun to become a fan of kale and really appreciate that this recipe has that included.


  8. Yum! I haven't tried this one but I made your sausage and cornbread recipe. That was yummy and fun too. Thank you for all you do!

  9. I am a follower at CreativeCrittersCricutClub and a follower here also. Congratulations on your new position with the Kiolbassa sausage company, Ms. Ambassador! This recipe looks so yummy. Thanks for the great giveaway on CCCC.

  10. I'm a new follower here and a subscriber as well. The recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for the chance to win the Mini.

  11. This looks so yummy Tammy, especially on a colds winters evening!! Comfort food is always welcome!! I'm alreay following both your blogs as I've always adored you and your talents!!

  12. Came over from Creative Critterz, and have become a follower. Funny that I almost ordered this at Olive Garden today. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama

  13. I have been a follower of this blog since it began. I look forward to more recipes.

  14. Came over from Creative Critterz and I am a new follower. I love this soup from Olive Garden and will definitively be trying it.
    terilawson88 at yahoo dot com

  15. Tammy! Yum!!! This looks DELISH!!! I might try it tomorrow night! Keep the recipes coming!!! And good luck on your new journey!!! Luv, Scrappin' Toxic Midge midge at emcity dot net

  16. Congrats on your new blog. That does look like hearty meal. I'm joining this blog today. Thanks for the chance to win the Cricut and congrats on your weight loss.

  17. I love that soup!!! I am so glad it can be made at home!! I have a bunch of kale in my garden and I would love to make this!!!

  18. I have just found your new blog and am a new follower! This looks so yummy, I will have to give it try. I am looking forward to more of your kitchen creations!

  19. Just hopped over from your cricut blog. This recipe looks yummy! I am signed up for both blogs now and look forward to more inspiration! Thanks! Jeanene W in VB

  20. Great blog site ;). Looking forward to some great new recipes.

  21. Hi Tammy!
    Recipe looks good. Looking forward to winning the mini. Great new look.

    Angela Young