Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana


1 lb Italian sausage (I like mild sausage)
2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced in half,and then in 1/4 inch slices
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 can oscar meyer bacon bit
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups kale or swiss chard, chopped
2 cans chicken broth
1 quart water
1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 Cook sausage in a 300°F oven for approximately 30 minutes.
2 Drain sausages on paper towels and cut into slices.
3 Place onions, potatoes, chicken broth, water, garlic in pot, and cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
4 Add sausage and bacon.
5 Salt and pepper to taste.
6 Simmer for another 10 minutes.
7 Turn to low heat.
8 Add kale and cream.
9 Heat through and serve.