One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

The whole family will love this copycat One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup! Comfort food at it’s best! Loaded with bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale! So delicious and filling!

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The whole family will love this copycat One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup! Comfort food at it’s best! Loaded with bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale! So delicious and filling! // Mom On Timeout

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Back in November of 2011, I shared the recipe for my favorite soup ever, Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup. It went bananas and has since been one of the most popular recipes on my site. It’s a recipe that I make at least once a month and more like once a week during the winter. My whole family loves it and you guys do too!

After numerous requests, I shared a slow cooker version of the soup in 2014. That version has also been insanely popular and well-loved by my readers.

Here we are in 2017, and I am now sharing a one pot version that makes this soup so simple and easy, you’re going to make it more than ever. Instead of baking the bacon and browning the sausage in the oven, everything is done in one pot. I used my new dutch oven that my Dad got me for Christmas! I love how all the drippings from the sausage and bacon add so much flavor to the soup! It’s fantastic!

I also doubled the amount of kale. For some reason, my boys think this is the best part of the soup… Who am I to argue? I love buying the pre-chopped kale to make things easy. I also use a mandoline for slicing the potatoes. It takes about one minute to have them all perfectly and uniformly sliced.

I add a bit of crushed red pepper flakes to the soup as well as a bit of salt and pepper. Totally optional. The soup already has a lot of salt from the bacon and heat from the spicy Italian sausage so feel free to omit if you’d like.

The whole family will love this copycat One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup! Comfort food at it’s best! Loaded with bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale! So delicious and filling! // Mom On Timeout

I know you’re going to go crazy for this one pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup! Less dishes is always a good thing :)

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One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup
 
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The whole family will love this copycat One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup! Comfort food at it’s best! Loaded with bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale! So delicious and filling!
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 16 oz spicy Italian sausage
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 28 oz low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 5 medium russet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper (optional)
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage in a large pot or dutch oven.
  2. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Cut bacon into small pieces.
  4. Add bacon to pot and cook until crispy.
  5. Stir in chopped onion. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  6. Stir in minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  7. Add chicken broth and water to the pot. Add crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper if desired.
  8. Add thinly sliced potatoes (I use a mandoline) and the cooked sausage to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  9. Continue cooking until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  10. Add the kale to the soup, and simmer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. Stir in the heavy cream and let heat through.
  12. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with Parmesan cheese.

The whole family will love this copycat One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup! Comfort food at it’s best! Loaded with bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale! So delicious and filling! // Mom On Timeout

More soups to try!

Slow Cooker Rosemary Potato Soup with Ham and Corn

Broccoli Bacon and Cheese Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup

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Comments

  1. This looks delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. This is my favorite soup from OG, but when do you add the sausage back into the pot?

  3. Amazing yummy recipe! Soup is the most important food to the almost people which is also really favorite to me which I ate before but now I eat it less. But including this soup, that seems to see really delicious. So, thank you so much for sharing it!

  4. Thanks for sharing!! Looks delicious!!
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  5. Patricia stecklein says:

    You forgot to add the sausage back in!!

  6. Pamela Byington says:

    I think next time I would use half the sausage and half the bacon or no bacon at all. It is good, way to much sausage for my taste. The cream makes it decadent. It is my favorite soup at Olive Garden. Haven’t been there for awhile, didn’t remember bacon in it. Thanks for sharing. It was really good.

  7. could I substitute spinach instead cause i have all this spinach that is starting to go

  8. Any substitute for the heavy whipping cream?

  9. Made this tonight – followed the recipe exactly and Wow ! This is delicious! Thank you so much (I even brought a bowl over to my neighbor) 😃

  10. This looked so good – I was going to the store anyway so I got the ingredients & followed the recipe exactly. Oh my Gosh! Delicious !! Thank you

  11. Made this the other night only made 2 changes, used turkey bacon ( because regular give me heartburn) and salt free broth( am trying to reduce sodium in my diet), it was so good. I think the next time I will add more kale.

  12. This is so good. I’ve made it a few times
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  13. Chris Sagen says:

    I made this Olive Garden Zuppa Tuscana – sooo yummy – I loved it :) I will definitely make this again :)

  14. This looks good but this is NOT our Zuppa Toscana recipe at Olive Garden! So, this is not Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana.

  15. I just want to say this is the best short recipe I have tried in a long time and the family said it was great tasted like Olive Garden Zuppa Tuscanna only better (smile). Made with a Mothers touch

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