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Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana and Ham and Cheese Sliders

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana and Ham and Cheese Sliders:

Are you looking for something DIFFERENT to cook that is easy?  This is the perfect meal to try.  My mom has been making the soup for a long time and my sister-in-law made the sliders for me and they were delicious!  I decided to do this for my freezer club this month so if you decide to make it, double the ingredients and freeze the extra! You will feel like you are at Olive Garden! 

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana recipe (from food.com)

  1. Chop or slice uncooked sausage into small pieces.
  2. Brown sausage in your soup pot
  3. Add chicken broth and water to pot and stir.
  4. Place onions, potatoes, and garlic in the pot.
  5. Cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
  6. Add bacon.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  9. Turn to low heat.
  10. Add kale and cream.
  11. Heat through and serve.

 

I'm glad I tried the empanadas in advance.  The stuffing was awesome but it was too dry and I have to figure how to balance the bread/ stuffing.. So... I making Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscaana and Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian bread. The soup tastes just like the way Olive Garden makes it:))

Ham and Cheese Sliders: courtesy of Bethany Wilson


2 pkg Hawaiian Bread Rolls

Deli Ham slices
Cheese slices (I use swiss in the wrappers because they are cheaper) 
1 stick butter
Italian Dressing Seasoning
> Cut the bread rolls in half and fill with meat and cheese.  Place in baking pan – I use a jelly roll pan. Drizzle melted butter on top (one stick of butter for 12 rolls).  Then sprinkle the Italian dressing powdered mix on top.  Bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes, just enough time for the cheese to melt.


NOTE:  If you freeze them after cooking them, defrost in the microwave (one minute on half power and twenty seconds on regular power).  You can also cook in oven at 350 degrees for ten minutes but the microwave tastes better. 

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