Zuppa Toscana

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Zuppa Toscana! A delicious combination of potatoes, sausage and bacon in a light and creamy broth.  The great news is that Zuppa Toscana is really easy to make at home!

How to make Zuppa Toscana quickly and easily at home

How to Make Zuppa Toscana

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Zuppa Toscana

If you’ve ever been to Olive Garden, there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed their Zuppa Toscana! This hearty soup has potatoes, sausage and bacon in a light, creamy broth, it is delicious!


Tips for How to Make Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana often uses kale but I personally prefer the light flavor of spinach so this recipe contains spinach.  If you would rather use kale, add it in along with the chicken broth so it has time to soften.

To cut the potatoes into cubes I used my favorite kitchen chopper and was able to do 4 potatoes in about 30 seconds.  (I used it for the onions too.  It’s one thing I can’t live without in my kitchen, mine is the Vidalia Chop Wizard brand).

two bowls of Zuppa Toscana ready to eat

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Chicken Broth * Large Pot * Knife or Chopper *

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Zuppa Toscana
Author: Holly
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  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (mild)
  • 6 slices bacon , diced
  • 4 cups diced potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups torn & gently packed fresh spinach
  • pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot cook sausage and 1/2 of the onion until no pink remains. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook bacon over medium heat until most of the fat has been rendered out and drain. Add in potatoes, remaining onion, and garlic.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, crushed peppers if using and sausage. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 12-14 minutes or until potatoes are softened.
  5. Stir in heavy cream and let boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in spinach.
  6. Garnish with additional bacon if desired.
Nutrition Information

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Zuppa Toscana is quick and easy to make at home and delicious! Loaded with sausage, potatoes and bacon, this is definitely a crowd pleaser!


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

6 comments on “Zuppa Toscana”

  1. I made this the other night and it was perfect . I have celiac disease so I made sure to buy gluten free sausage and chicken broth and we prefer kale over spinach but it turned out great. Nothing left after our family of 4 devoured it. 

  2. Do you chop up the sausage?

  3. I love Zuppa Toscana! I use hot Italian sausage, so no need for crushed red peppers. I usually use kale, but have used spinach. I have not used bacon. Does that change the taste? This is getting me hungry for some, especially since it is starting to get colder now!

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