Copycat Olive Garden Italian Sausage Soup

Wow, who would’ve thought something so simple could be so good? Anita absolutely loves this copycat Olive Garden Italian sausage soup. It’s very easy to make. Bonus!Copycat Olive Garden Italian Sausage Soup

I was thinking I was going to have to add some kick, like maybe red pepper flakes, but this copycat Olive Garden Italian sausage soup can hold its own just like it is. I served it with some homemade cheddar oyster crackers.

I found this recipe on the Restaurant Recipe blog. They have a newsletter and Facebook page where they post many great restaurant copycat recipes.

Also try my awesome old-school flashback, homemade alphabet soup.

Olive Garden Italian Sausage Soup

Course Main or Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 10 ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
  • Freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  • Remove sausage from casings and crumble into a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook until done.
  • Add the rice, broth, tomatoes, and a pinch or two of freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue cooking until the rice is tender.
  • Add the spinach and stir. Cook another 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve topped with cheese.

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