My husband really liked this soup when he had it at Olive Garden a few years ago, but I never really gave a thought to making it…until my friend, Rosemary, shared it with us for supper one night. It’s super easy, relatively inexpensive, very flexible and quite tasty. Here’s how I made mine, but you can find all kinds of recipes online if you want a more true-to-Olive-Garden version.
1 lb. hot sausage (or regular sausage if you prefer)
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Brown sausage with onion and pepper until cooked through.
2 qts. chicken or turkey stock
2 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 potatoes, cubed
Simmer about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
Season with salt & pepper until you’ve got it the way you like it.
4 c. chopped Swiss chard, spinach or kale.
Cook until greens are softened.