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Copy Cat Zuppa Toscana Recipe (Just Like Olive Garden)

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Love Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana? This recipe is almost the real thing with textures, flavors and all the hardy goodness you want it to be. It’s with good reason, this is Olive Garden’s most popular soup.

What is Zuppa Toscana?

Zuppa Toscana is an Italian soup made with sausage, potatoes, kale, and a creamy broth.

The name Zuppa Toscana means “soup in the style of Tuscany”.

You can also make this Zuppa Toscana Recipe in the Instant Pot.

Olive Garden has Americanized this soup. The Italian classic is actually made with kale, zucchini, cannellini beans, potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, tomato pulp, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and powdered chili. 

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Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound bulk Italian Sausage

1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup chopped onion

2 large russet potatoes, halved, cut into 1/4″ slices

1 (14 ounces) can chicken broth

4 cups of water

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/3 cup cooked bacon pieces

salt and pepper to taste

2 cups chopped Kale

1 cup heavy cream

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe Directions:

In a medium skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat.

Add the red pepper flakes and continue browning the sausage until it is completely cooked.

In a large saucepan or soup pot, over medium heat, cook the onion, potatoes, chicken broth, water, and garlic until the potatoes are cooked through.

Stir in the cooked sausage along with the bacon, and pepper.

Simmer for another 10-minutes, then the heat to low and add the chopped kale, then the cream.

Heat through and serve.

Jazz It Up!

Try using “Hot” Italian sauce to give this soup a spicy kick.

I like to mix Hot and Mild Italian Sausage.

This soup is naturally gluten-free and grain-free.

If you’re looking to make a Keto-friendly Zuppa Toscana, you can substitute the potatoes with cauliflower.

How to Store Leftover Zuppa Toscana:

Leftovers should be refrigerated and used within three days.  

Love Olive Garden Copycat Recipes?! Try their Stuffed Chicken Marsala or Alfredo next!

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Copy Cat Zuppa Toscana Recipe (Just Like Olive Garden)

Yield: 6-8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Looking for Olive Garden's soup recipe? We've cracked Olive Garden's recipe for Zuppa Toscana! Some might say it's better than the original.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian Sausage
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 large russet potatoes, halved, cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1 (14 ounces) can chicken broth
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup cooked bacon pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chopped Kale
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes and continue browning the sausage until it is completely cooked.
  2. In a large saucepan or soup pot, over medium heat, cook the onion, potatoes, chicken broth, water, and garlic until the potatoes are cooked through.
  3. Stir in the cooked sausage along with the bacon, and pepper.Simmer for another 10-minutes, then the heat to low and add the chopped kale, then the cream.
  4. Heat through and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1017mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

Nutritional information may not be accurate

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Appears on page 208, Copykat.com’s Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2: More Recipes for the Most Delicious Dishes from America’s Most Popular Restaurants by Stephanie © 2013 Ulysses Press. May not be reprinted without publisher permission.
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