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Better Than Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana

Source: Genius Kitchen(
Estimated Nutritional Profile
Nutrient Quantity
Protein (g)68.6174
Energy (kCal)2110.1815
Carbohydrates (g)9.2118
Total fats (g)198.9517
Temporal Sequence of Cooking Processes
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    Utensils Used
    | 1. In a large pot on medium-high heat add the ground sausage and crushed red pepper flakes. Using a spatula, break up the sausage until it is fully cooked through. Pour the cooked sausage into a large bowl and set aside. | 2. In the same pot add the olive oil, chopped onion, and real bacon pieces until the onions become translucent and begin to brown (about 10 minutes). Add garlic and cook for an additional 3 minutes. | 3. Add 2 cups of water to the pot and stir well to get all the sweet onion flavor from the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken concentrate and stir to combine. Add the remaining 8 cups of water. | 4. Add potatoes and cook until fork tender. You may wish to add more salt, but be careful because the chicken base is very salty. Taste for saltiness after each addition. | 5. After the potatoes are done, add the cooked sausage back into the soup. Skim off most of the fat from the sausage that floats onto the surface using a large spoon. | 6. Add the fresh kale and stir in to allow the leaves to soften slightly. It will seem like too much, but it will cook down with time. | 7. Reduce the heat to low and add the heavy cream. Stir. | 8. Add freshly ground black pepper, if desired. | 9. Garnish each serving with shredded parmesan or pecorino romano cheese, if desired. | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Nutritional Profile for Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Quantity Unit State Energy (kcal) Carbohydrates Protein (g) Total Lipid (Fat) (g)
    italian sausage 1 lb ground mild 1569.4315 2.9484 64.637 142.1107
    russet potato 4 -6 diced - - - -
    red pepper flake 1 teaspoon crushed - - - -
    olive oil 1 tablespoon 119.34 0.0 0.0 13.5
    yellow onion 1 chopped - - - -
    garlic clove 3 minced 13.41 2.9754 0.5724 0.045
    bacon 1/4 cup - - - -
    water 10 cups divided 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    organic better bouillon chicken base 7 teaspoons - - - -
    kale 1 bunch stemmed - - - -
    heavy cream 1 cup 408.0 3.2880000000000003 3.408 43.29600000000001
    salt pepper - - - -
    pecorino romano cheese shredded - - - -

    - Means that suitable USDA nutrition profile could not be mapped for this ingredient-unit combination.

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