Zuppa Toscana soup

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better than Olive Garden's zuppa toscana soup!!!

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This Zuppa Toscana soup is sooo yummy and addicting! I have to admit, before a few weeks ago, I had never had Zuppa Toscana soup. I was hosting a dinner party for someone who really loved it so I thought it was worth a shot to try and make it.  Turns out it was a huge hit and everyone raved about it!! Since then I’ve made it at least once a week, it may be my most favorite soup!! Be sure to pin this recipe so you don’t lose it, you will loooove it! 🙂


Just in case you were wondering, yes I’m well aware that the Olive Garden recipe calls for kale, and I am pretty sure it doesn’t use bacon, but I made this one my own so that’s where there are differences in the recipe.

Servings: 6 servings
Zuppa Toscana soup
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Author: JB
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Zuppa Toscana

This Zuppa Toscana soup is sooo yummy and addicting! I have to admit, before a few weeks ago, I had never had Zuppa Toscana soup.

  • 3 14 ounce cans Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 package bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 lb mild Italian ground sausage
  • 3 potatoes scrubbed and cut into slices or small chunks
  1. Cook and crumble the bacon, set aside.
  2. Cook and crumble the italian sausage in a large pot.
  3. Once sausage is cooked through, add chicken broth, and spinach to the pot.
  4. Place a lid on the pot and let it come to a slight boil.
  5. While chicken broth is coming to a boil, slice potatoes in half and then cut 1/4 inch thick slices.
  6. In a skillet over medium heat, sautee the potatoes, diced onion, and garlic.
  7. Sautee until potatoes are cooked through.
  8. Once potatoes are cooked, add cooked/crumbled bacon and the potato mixture to the pot of chicken broth and sausage.
  9. Stir together, and add in whipping cream. (don't boil it once the whipping cream is in it because it could curdle)
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste
  11. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 773, Fat: 68g, Saturated Fat: 31g, Cholesterol: 191mg, Sodium: 1401mg, Potassium: 968mg, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 21g, Vitamin A: 2120%, Vitamin C: 29.1%, Calcium: 124%, Iron: 5.1%

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



4 comments on “Zuppa Toscana soup”

  1. how many does this serve?

  2. I have made it. I used kale in mine. for the sausage I used 4 sweet sausage and 2 hot sausage..came out really good

  3. Been making this for a long time. I usually use kale instead of spinach and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Yummy!

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