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You Asked For It: Zuppa Toscana

I'd love the recipe for Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana. Thank you.

Marilyn Holcombe, Palm Harbor

Kelly Cook of Dunedin shares a copycat recipe she found on food.com. She made some minor adjustments, including adding extra garlic cloves to boost flavor. Because the recipe calls for large potatoes, she also sliced them into smaller pieces to make them bite size. I used mild Italian sausage but if you prefer more heat, choose a spicier version. I also had to use a bulk because I couldn't find anything else so I just broke it up into the pan. Although the bacon bits are optional, Kelly likes using them for more flavor and texture. I have to agree. This recipe is full of flavor and texture. Rather than chopping the kale, I tore the leaves into bite-sized pieces.

Recipes tested by Times correspondent Ellen Folkman unless otherwise noted. Send requests to You Asked For It, P.O. Box 1159, Crystal Beach, FL 34681 or email [email protected] Include your name, city and phone number.

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