When I was younger, I absolutely loved going up to Louisville to play in soccer games and tournaments. Yes, I loved playing the game, but I also loved that we would go out to eat at Olive Garden afterwards. I loved loved loved their breadsticks, and would always eat waaaay too many before my meal came.
Over the years though, I've become more and more disenchanted with Olive Garden. I used to think it was some of the best Italian ever... my how my palate has changed. Dispite living maybe 5 minutes from OG, Adam and I never really bother considering it as a choice to dine. The last few times I've been, all the dishes have been so underseasoned and plain.
However, I did try their Zuppa Toscano soup not too long ago and it was pretty decent. Enough so that when I saw a recipe for it on Julie's Foodie, I decided to give it a go.
To be honest, I, uh, didn't make this -- Adam did. So I'm not 100% sure how fast or easy this came together. Although I do know we either got a weird Italian sausage or didn't drain it well enough, because we had a really bad orange oily film on the top of the soup that we had to attempt to strain off.
Overall though, it was pretty good. Nothing overly spectacular, but I'd probably make it again.
|Amount per serving|
|Calories 389||Calories from fat 246|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 27.4g||42%|
|Saturated Fat 10.2g||51%|
|Trans Fat 0.1g|
|Total Carbs 14.1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.1g||8%|
|Vitamin A 15%||Vitamin C 29%|
|Calcium 4%||Iron 9%|