I have heard of zuppa Toscana many times before, particularly as a famed dish that is very popular at Olive Garden. I rarely eat out, even more rarely at that particular establishment, and when I do eat there I never order soup (how can I resist pasta?!) So I can’t say how this compares to their version. What I can say it that it was very, very good. My decision to try this was based on a gorgeous bunch of kale I purchased at the farmers’ market recently. It is not an ingredient I have used much but this was the first thing that came to mind – I’m guessing the chill in the air had something to do with that. This is a very hearty soup packed full of flavor. With crumbled sausage, chunks of russett potatoes and the earthy bite from the kale in a creamy broth, this is a meal in itself. I used half turkey and half regular Italian sausage because that was what I had on hand and also to cut a few extra calories. I thought it tasted just right this way and I’ll definitely do that again in the future.