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 lb Italian sausage (I like mild sausage)
- 2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced in half, and then in 1/4 inch slices
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup bacon bits (optional)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups kale or 2 cups swiss chard, chopped
- 2 (8 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 quart water
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Chop or slice uncooked sausage into small pieces.
Brown sausage in your soup pot
Add chicken broth and water to pot and stir.
Place onions, potatoes, and garlic in the pot.
Cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for another 10 minutes.
Turn to low heat.
Add kale and cream.
Heat through and serve.
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.