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This Zuppa Toscana recipe tastes just like the famous Olive Garden soup and is ready 30 minutes!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Zuppa Toscana simply means Tuscan Soup and is made with potatoes, garlic, onions, kale, and sausage. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is a great Olive Garden copycat restaurant favorite recipe that is quick and easy to make at home! Made with simple ingredients for an incredibly flavorful soup recipe. No need to go out or order delivery!
Homemade Zuppa Toscana Recipe
To make this rustic-style soup, you’ll need the following ingredients.
- Italian sausage – Adds so much flavor and richness to the soup. You can also substitute with your favorite sausage if you prefer.
- Bacon – Adds flavor to the soup.
- Onion – You’ll use one medium onion that you have diced. If you do not care for onions, you can omit them or substitute them with onion powder.
- Garlic – the recipe uses minced fresh garlic cloves. You can substitute with ½ teaspoon of granulated garlic or one teaspoon of Stone House Seasoning instead of the fresh garlic and black pepper in the recipe.
- Red pepper flakes – Optional based on your preferences and the Italian sausage used. If using a hot sausage, leave out the red pepper flakes and allow them to be added to taste.
- Chicken stock or broth – Use homemade or your favorite store-bought.
- Potatoes – I prefer Russet potatoes, but you can use your favorite hearty potato that holds up well in soups.
- Heavy cream – Adds creaminess and richness and softens the recipe flavors.
- Black pepper – if you used Stone House Seasoning in place of the garlic, you can omit additional black pepper or use it to taste.
- Kale – you can also use spinach, collard greens, or swiss chard that has been roughly chopped.
How to Make Zuppa Toscana Recipe
Brown the sausage and bacon. Saute the Italian sausage and bacon in a Dutch oven set over medium heat.
Once the sausage and bacon have cooked through, remove them from the pot with a slotted spoon and set them aside for later use.
Then, stir in the onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the onion is just tender, about 3 minutes.
Drain away the excess drippings.
Add chicken stock and potatoes. Pour in the chicken stock and bring the liquid to a boil. Once boiling, add the potatoes and cook until they are softened, about 15 minutes.
Add heavy cream. Stir in the heavy cream, along with the cooked sausage and bacon. Cook until heated through.
Add greens. Add fresh pepper to taste and stir in chopped greens right before serving.
How to Store this Recipe
To store. Cook according to directions and cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Here’s how I make my Zuppa Toscana recipe. I sure hope you love it!
Zuppa Toscana Recipe
- ½ pound Italian sausage
- 4 slices bacon diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
- 6 cups chicken stock or broth
- 2 large russet potatoes cut into 1½-inch chunks
- 1 cup heavy cream
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 cups kale spinach, collard greens or swiss chard, roughly chopped
- Saute the Italian sausage and bacon in a Dutch oven set over medium heat. Once the sausage and bacon have cooked through, remove them from the pot with a slotted spoon and set aside for later use. Then, stir in the onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the onion is just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain away the excess drippings.
- Pour in the chicken stock and bring the liquid to a boil. Once boiling, add the potatoes and cook until they are softened, about 15 minutes.
- Stir in the heavy cream, along with the cooked sausage and bacon. Cook until heated through.
- Add fresh pepper to taste and stir in chopped greens right before serving.
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I made this and took it to a big family dinner. Everyone raved. I was a hero. Thank you so much for sharing it.
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I appreciate your comment as there was a small technical issue that has been corrected. The recipe is included and I’m sorry it didn’t show earlier for you. Enjoy! Thanks so much! xo
I’ve made these so many times now. It’s one of my favorite soups. It’s so delicious. Thank you for the great recipe!
Love it, easy uncomplicated, pretty much spot on. Thank you. 🤗
Thank you, Beverly. So happy you love it. It is such and easy recipe, isn’t it?
Cold weather predicted this week and that means going back to my favorite Soup recipes- This is one of my absolute favorites! Thank you for making it possible to make this at home. Merry Christmas!
Glynis, I love homemade soups, too. I’m so glad this recipe helps you make your soup at home during this cold weather. Merry Christmas to you.
I have been making this outstanding soup for quite awhile and I’m always well satisfied and so are those who share it with me. I usually make mine in a slow cooker and I use baby gold potatoes instead of russet. Served with garlic toast and a chopped romaine salad it truly makes the ideal warming meal on a cold winter’s day. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe!
Thanks, Sharron. I haven’t made this in the slow cooker so I’m glad to hear that you love it made that way.