Feb 24, 2021, 23:00
This is better than perfect. At OG, they use crumbled Italian sausage instead of sliced, and what you get in the bowl is inconsistent -- usually too much of the cheap ingredients and not enough of the expensive ones. Todd's version allows you to easily portion control each ingredient in each bowl. Multiples of the recipe work great as is -- I multiply everything by 4 in a large pot and cook for the same amount of time. I do hit it with more red pepper and no salt -- but the sausage and broth I use are already salty enough. There are many varieties of kale for sale now -- I just use normal old organic green kale.
Mar 1, 2020, 21:40
Finally a recipe that does not contain bacon! I scoured the Internet before coming here and they ALL called for bacon and I knew that wasn’t it. I used to work at Olive Garden back in the day and this is pretty dang close. I remember they put the kale in at the VERY end and it managed to wilt nicely- but I had to simmer the kale for an hour to soften it. Something about restaurant kale and grocery store kale is just not the same. I doubled the recipe, cooked the sausage with half an onion and topped with pecorino Romano at the end. My fiancé and I enjoyed it very much.
Oct 13, 2019, 14:59
I've never had the OG version but omg this was fantastic. I doubled the recipe as it just sounded so good and am I ever glad I did. I mashed up the potatoes a bit after they were cooked to thicken the soup. I will definitely make this again! The recipe is super easy as well.
Oct 8, 2019, 17:31
So simple a 2 year old can make it.
Feb 5, 2015, 22:00
We love this soup! Often we substitute spinach or broccoli (hubby's preference) for the kale, since we have both on hand in the freezer. Am looking forward to adding white beans next time; thanks for the idea!
Apr 19, 2014, 22:00
Everyone loves this soup and my 2 year old cannot get enough! thanks for sharing
Mar 22, 2014, 22:00
Jan 13, 2014, 22:00
I loved this recipe, although I did tweak it a bit. I added 1 can of cannellini beans and added a bit more crushed red pepper, then topped it with romano cheese! I barely left some for my husband to eat.
Dec 21, 2013, 22:00
I have always loved this soup at OG and I just tried this recipe and it was spot on. My family loved it and I will be making it again and again!!
Nov 15, 2013, 22:00
I generally do not go to OG and have never had this soup. That said, this is a great soup and I would make it again. Good Job Todd!