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white bowl with handles filled with zuppa toscana soup and topped with cheese. Kale, sausage and bacon can be seen in the soup.
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Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana is a creamy, hearty soup loaded with bacon, sausage, potato and kale. This one pot Zuppa Toscana soup recipe comes together quickly and is so filling and delicious - sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword olive garden zuppa toscana, zuppa toscana, zuppa toscana recipe, zuppa toscana soup, zuppa toscana soup recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 532kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces spicy Italian sausage
  • 8 slices bacon
  • ½ large onion diced
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounces chicken broth low-sodium
  • 24 ounces water 3 cups
  • 5 russet potatoes medium, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • salt and pepper optional
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Garnish

  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Brown sausage in a large pot or dutch oven. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
    16 ounces spicy Italian sausage
  • Cut bacon into small pieces. Add bacon to pot and cook until crispy.
    8 slices bacon
  • Stir in chopped onion. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is translucent.
    ½ large onion
  • Stir in minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
    2 to 3 cloves garlic
  • Add chicken broth and water to the pot. Add crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper if desired.
    28 ounces chicken broth, 24 ounces water, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
  • Add thinly sliced potatoes (I use a mandoline) and the cooked sausage to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
    5 russet potatoes
  • Continue cooking until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the kale to the soup, and simmer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Test for seasoning and season with salt and pepper if needed.
    4 cups chopped kale
  • Stir in the heavy cream and let heat through.
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with Parmesan cheese on top.
    Parmesan cheese

Video

Notes

Storage Information
Refrigerator: Let soup cool to room temperature and then transfer to an airtight container. Leftover soup can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Freezer: Let the soup cool completely before transferring to a freezer safe airtight container. Good for up to 3 months.
Refer to post above for substitutions and FAQs.

Nutrition

Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 1029mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3865IU | Vitamin C: 49.8mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2.6mg