Kick it up a notch with this Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana!
Inside: Kick it up and notch with this Olive Garden Copycat, Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup!
The first time I ever attempted to copycat my favorite Olive Garden soup at home, my hubs looked and me, looked at it, and wearily asked…what’s the green stuff?
That’s usually the question I get from my kids with an – ewww it’s green…
But that question from the hubs? …*eyeroll*
You see, -THAT- “green stuff” had come from my garden. It was also my first year gardening and the only plant that I didn’t manage to kill out of almost a million.
So he sucked it up and gave it a shot 😛
Now he asks me to make Zuppa Toscana in our Instant Pot weekly.
Pressure Cooker Kale Sausage Soup
Maybe it’s due to the fact that one year I only successfully grew kale.
Or maybe it’s due to the fact that my kids will actually eat kale without acting like it’s killing them.
I’m not quite sure.
But, whatever the reason is, kale is a huge part of our diet. So when it comes to making this instant pot zuppa toscana recipe, I get a little liberal with the kale.
I honestly do not think there is such a thing as overdoing the kale with this soup.
The recipe below is what I cook when I am cooking this recipe for my family. It has a nice full flavor without having too much of a kick.
If I am cooking this for just me and the hubs there are two things that I do different.
First, I add in an extra tablespoon of crushed peppers. And secondly, I add in one tablespoon of anise.
That little bit of kick, with the depth of the anise, and the crunch of kale – it’s absolutely heavenly.
Alrighty y’all, let’s get cooking!