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Zuppa Toscana – Olive Garden Copycat (VIDEO)

Zuppa Toscana is Olive Garden’s most popular soup. This one-pot, homemade Zuppa Toscana recipe is hearty and loaded with Italian sausage, kale, bacon and potatoes.

Some of our most popular recipes are restaurant copycat recipes like Creamy Shrimp Pasta and of course Chicken Madeira! You can make it better at home for a fraction of the price!

One-Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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Zuppa Toscana Copycat Recipe:

We love re-creating restaurant quality soups at home like our popular Clam Chowder Recipe. My sister Tanya taught me how to make this Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana and it has been a family and reader favorite since we first published it in 2010. We have since made it heartier and more flavorful. The classic just got better!

What is Zuppa Toscana?

Zuppa means soup and Toscana means Tuscan. Tuscan Soup! It is classically made with kale, potatoes, onion, and garlic then served topped with cheese.

Zuppa toscana copycat recipes in bowl with spoon and served with bread

Is Zuppa Toscana Spicy?

We use “Hot” Italian sauce which does give this soup a spicy kick but you can substitute with medium or mild Italian sausage and make a less spicy version then season with salt and pepper to taste.

Do I really need 1 HEAD of Garlic?

YES! We used a full head of garlic (about 10 large cloves). Do not skip the fresh garlic. Garlic gives the broth incredible and authentic Italian flavor. Since the garlic is sautéed, then simmered with the broth, it doesn’t overwhelm the soup. Garlic is also very good for you (a super food)!

Garlic, kale, potatoes, onion and hot Italian sausage ingredients for zuppa toscana

Is Zuppa Toscana Healthy?

This soup is naturally gluten free and grain free. To make a Keto-friendly Zuppa Toscana, you can substitute potatoes with cauliflower.

For Whole 30 (dairy free), substitute the heavy whipping cream for 1 can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk (using the solid white cream portion only and adding it at the very end just to heat through).

Zuppa toscana soup served in bowl next to pot of soup

More Copycat Recipes from Restaurants:

These recipes are inspired by some of our favorite restaurant dishes. In every case, we loved the homemade version even better because of higher quality ingredients, healthier fats (olive oil), less salt and of course a lower bill!

Watch How to Make Zuppa Toscana:

Now wasn’t that easy? Serve topped with crispy bacon, extra cheese and generous slices of crusty French Bread. I hope this Zuppa Toscana becomes a favorite in your home as well.

Zuppa Toscana - Olive Garden Copycat

4.94 from 48 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Zuppa Toscana in soup pot

Homemade Zuppa Toscana is loaded with Italian sausage, bacon, kale and potatoes. Learn how to make Zuppa Toscana soup as made popular by Olive Garden!

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $11-$15
Keyword: zuppa toscana
Calories: 458 kcal
Servings: 8 bowls

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bacon chopped
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage The "Hot" variety
  • 1 medium head garlic 10 large cloves, peeled and minced or pressed
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth/stock (32 oz)
  • 6 cups water (48 oz)
  • 5 medium russet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1/4" thick pieces
  • 1 kale bundle leaves stripped and chopped
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to serve optional

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven (5.5 qt), over medium-high heat, add chopped bacon and sauté until browned (5-7 mins). Remove to a paper-towel lined plate and spoon out excess oil, leaving about 1 Tbsp oil in the pot.
  2. Add Italian sausage, breaking it up with your spatula and sauté until cooked through (5 min). Remove to paper towel lined plate.
  3. Finely dice onion and add to the pot. Saute 5 min or until soft and golden then add minced garlic and saute 1 min.
  4. Add 4 cups broth and 6 cups water, and bring to boil. Add sliced potatoes and cook 13-14 min or until easily pierced with a fork.
  5. When potatoes nearly done, add chopped kale and cooked sausage and bring everything to a light boil.
  6. Stir in 1 cup cream and bring to boil. Season to taste with salt and black pepper then remove from heat. Garnish with bacon and grated parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
Zuppa Toscana - Olive Garden Copycat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 906mg39%
Potassium 877mg25%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1150IU23%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Joanne S.
    November 9, 2019

    Can I use pancetta instead of bacon? Has anyone tried that? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2019

      Hi Joanne, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Theresa
    November 5, 2019

    Love your recipe! The only things I did a little differently were to keep the skins on the baby potatoes I chopped, to give it a rustic feel, and to add a cup more cream with one less cup water. It’s soooo good! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2019

      That sounds so good! Thank you for that great review, Theresa! Reply

  • Marlene Welch
    October 30, 2019

    Hi Natasha
    Is the bacon for sauté flavoring and garnish only? I am substituting Spinach for Kale. (Not a Kale fan).
    Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      October 30, 2019

      Hi Marlene, the bacon adds great flavor to the soup and it’s nice as a garnish. I hope you love it with your substitution. Reply

  • Fish
    October 28, 2019

    This is a great recipe. If you ever want to spice it up a bit. I swapped out half the sausage and replaced with Chorizo sausage to appease my Latino wife and her family. They absolutely loved it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that great idea with us! I’m so glad your entire Family enjoyed that. Reply

  • Galya
    October 27, 2019

    Loved this soup! My husband is an extremely picky eater and he could not get enough of it! I meal planned and thought it was going to last for at least a few days, and it was gone by day 2. I ended up with mild sausage since I don’t like spicy, and I would actually recommend sticking with spicy sausage, I felt like it needed a bit more “zing” to it. Lastly, I did half cream and half milk to have less fat for my toddler. I liked it, but my hubby added more cream separately to his bowl. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Louisa Szewczuk
    October 23, 2019

    I love this soup and your recipe however I had little potatoes so I didn’t peel them and it turned out fine, Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Louisa! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Joseph
    October 16, 2019

    Hello Natasha,,pretty good recipe ,but for one thing drop the kale and add real nice unique flavor of Swiss chard stand cut bite size leaf torn added after stems are aldente ,,now tour Italian ,,chard more expensive than kale but has a greater nutritional value a unique one of a kind flavor gotta cook it ,thats why people use more kale cause it can go in a salad chard except for an heirloom variety from Barese Italy cannot ,,eat more chard !!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 16, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with me, Joseph! Reply

    • Fish
      October 30, 2019

      I love the Kale! Not a fan of that Swiss chard stuff. I am sure someone may try that though. And honestly, your post lost me a little bit at the end. I think it mainly says you love the chard. Reply

  • Marla Prewitt
    October 9, 2019

    I sub-out the Potatoes with a head of chopped(diced) Cauliflower – So yummy Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 9, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with me, Maria! Reply

  • Jan
    October 7, 2019

    I make this often. One of my favorites. Just a note; this soup freezes well so don’t throw out leftovers. It’s even better the second time around. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

    • Galya
      October 27, 2019

      Jan, thank you for the tip! I wouldn’t have thought of freezing it, especially not with the potatoes, but I will try next time I make it. Reply

  • Chuck
    October 5, 2019

    One of my go-to recipes as soon as the weather even hints at cooling off. Super delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Carly
    October 4, 2019

    Can I substitute kale for spinach? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 4, 2019

      That should work, Carly! Reply

  • Patricia
    October 4, 2019

    It would really be helpful to know the approx. weight of the russet potatoes, as there are monster ones, and also tiny little ones…my guess would be about 1-1/2 lbs for this soup? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 4, 2019

      Hi Patricia, we have a photo for comparison in the recipe. Reply

    • Fish
      October 30, 2019

      Go with what you like. I actually use a lot of taters, and 2# of sausage. (I use 1# sweet sausage and 1# chorizo sausage) And just add a lil more broth to make sure and cover the taters. I use all broth no water. And of course a lil more half and half. I love a spoon full of taters and sausage over mostly liquid. And skip the bacon since the chorizo pretty much kills any bacon flavor. Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 31, 2019

        Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Deborah
    October 1, 2019

    we really enjoyed this! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Reply

  • September 28, 2019

    Made this soup twice. Did not need to adjust recipe at all. My husband can’t get enough of it. Thanks. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Judy! Reply

  • Samantha McCleary
    September 26, 2019

    I have used your recipes for this soup since i tried it at olive garden for the first time. and over time i have perfected it for our family, I use one can of evaporated milk as i’m lactose intolerant and it is a lot healthier than the heavy whipping cream. I also use hot but i have to add one mild in with to please the family whom don’ t like the spice. I also have used the low sodium chicken and organic chicken broth, both of those by far better less salty. I also use red potatoes as they are less starchy wich make it also healthier. I practically live off this soup so i had to make it healthier for us. Thank you natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2019

      That’s so great, Samanth! Thank you for the great feedback. Reply

  • Iryna
    September 6, 2019

    Natasha, I noticed that you cook in Dutch oven a lot. Is that right? Would you please recommend non-toxic and chip-resistant Dutch oven brands for cooking and baking bread? Also are any other high-efficient cookware alternatives for Dutch oven for those above mentioned methods? Thank you very much!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2019

      We love cooking in our Dutch oven. Our Shop here has all of our favorites that we use often. Reply

  • Marie
    August 29, 2019

    Left out the potatoes to make it Keto!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2019

      That’s so great. Thank you for sharing that option with us Marie! Reply

    • Stephanie
      September 30, 2019

      I use cauliflower instead! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 30, 2019

        Thank you for sharing that with us, Stephanie! Reply

  • LarQueen
    July 12, 2019

    Hi Natasha My name is LarQueen. I just love your food!😀 could you pls tell me where you get your bowls from? You just made some Alfredo chicken and I loved your blue bowl!🙂 Reply

  • D. Klich
    June 7, 2019

    Made the soup for dinner, my husband and I really liked it. This one is a keeper. I do think it would be fine without the bacon atop too. I also was concerned about how much garlic it called for, but it was perfect! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Mags
    June 6, 2019

    Hello –
    I want to use cauliflower instead of potatoes. Can you tell me when I should add it? Any different steps to take? And about how much cauliflower? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2019

      Hi Mags, I haven’t tested that so I cannot advise, but here is what one of our readers wrote ” Natasha, this soup is perfect for my ketogenic diet. I just substituted potatoes for cauliflower and yum!” I hope that helps. Reply

  • Diane Willis
    June 6, 2019

    This soup is soooo good! Not a fan of Olive Garden! (too many carbs live there) but I grown kale so I had to try it. I sub the hot port sausage for mild chicken sausage and added some red pepper flakes when I sauteed it. I sub the russet potatoes for little red ones (less starch). Made the rest of the recipe as is. My husband is eating some for lunch today and saids it tastes even better the next day. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Will makes this again and again. Thank you so much for this. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 6, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Diane! Reply

    • Patricia
      June 25, 2019

      I made this for my dad while my mom was away. He has loved every recipe I have tried on here, but this one made him pick up the phone at 2 am to tell me how good the soup was even though I was in the other room. He kept raving that it was even better than Olive Gardens and that I do not need to know how to cook any other soup. Basically A++ recipe 🙂 Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 25, 2019

        Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me Patricia. I’m so happy you found a family favorite. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Bill
    June 4, 2019

    What a great base it turns out! As it happened I found myself with about 1/2 of a big bag (Sam’s Club) of broccoli along with most of large bunch of kale and about 8oz of mushrooms all heading south in a hurry. I was trying to come up with something to do with them when I happened onto this recipe. I thought, “what the hell, who needs potatoes”. I thought I’d just turn it into a low carb version, but in the end couldn’t resist throwing in a cup of elbow mac. It turned out to be nothing short of exceptional, certainly one of the top five soups I’ve made and I’ve made a bunch. I used Better than Bouillon so perhaps I ended up with more stock than called for but that’s more about taste anyway. I’m sure the recipe as written is wonderful, but this was so good I’m not sure I’ll ever get to it. 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Bill! Reply

  • Miriam
    May 29, 2019

    AMAZING! Have you ever considered making your own app? I’d download it asap!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2019

      Thank you for that suggestion, Miriam! Reply

    • Mary
      June 1, 2019

      Agree! Every single recipe is a keeper! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 2, 2019

        You’re so nice! Thank you Mary! I’m smiling big reading this! Reply

  • Taylor
    May 21, 2019

    This is one of my favorite soup recipes! Tastes just like the one from Olive Garden! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2019

      It is a favorite around here. Thank you for that awesome review Taylor! Reply

  • Chelsea
    May 21, 2019

    This is the best soup EVER!! So amazing!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Chelsea! Reply

  • Aimee Shugarman
    May 21, 2019

    One of my favorite dinners! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with me Aimee! Reply

  • Tanya Schroeder
    May 21, 2019

    Such great classic recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Tanya! It is one of our favorites! Reply

  • Cheryl S
    May 21, 2019

    This soup is perfect any time of year! It’s a family fav at our house. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2019

      Hi Cheryl! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! It is definitely a favorite around here also! Reply

  • Marina
    April 18, 2019

    Natasha, this soup is perfect for my ketogenic diet. I just substituted potatoes for cauliflower and yum! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Marina! Reply

  • Pat Hatwell
    April 14, 2019

    Hi there, made this for dinner…love, love it. Followed the recipe to the tee…nothing to change. Served with crusty Italian bread. Love all your recipes…

    Pat Hatwell Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 14, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Mary
    April 13, 2019

    I made this with mild sausage and added some red pepper flakes. It was perfect! So delicious, tastes almost exactly like Olive Garden’s, if not better! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Mary! Reply

  • Jules
    March 25, 2019

    Where has this soup been all my life!! Thank you. We are soup fans and this is now easily in our top 5!

    Our mods were equal parts broth and water. Check! Added a handful of sun dried tomato strips and garnished with basil on top of the bacon and Parmesan. Triple check!!! Wicked and thank you. We love your blog!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 26, 2019

      That’s so great Jules!! Sounds like you found a favorite!! Thank you for that wonderful review! Reply

  • Val
    March 21, 2019

    I made this today, turned out very Delicious thank you.
    You should post a receipe For broccoli cheddar Soup from panera Bread! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 21, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Val! Thank you for that suggestion! Reply

  • Brandon
    March 5, 2019

    48 oz of water = bland soup. Why do you water it down so much? Reply

    • Natasha
      March 5, 2019

      Hi Brandon, It makes a big pot of soup and if you keep everything else proportional, it is rich in flavor. Reply

  • Lori Sondag
    February 7, 2019

    I made this soup about a month ago for my husband and I and the only substitution I made was using parsnips in place of the potato. We thoroughly enjoyed this soup! Thank you for the recipe. And BTW, I froze the remaining soup in individual servings using freezer bags and this soup is just as delicious the second time around! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 7, 2019

      HI Lori! I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Jess
    January 10, 2019

    Making this again tonite, so excited! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2019

      That’s so great! Reply

  • April
    November 21, 2018

    Nutritional information per serving? Please?😘 Reply

    • Natasha
      November 21, 2018

      Hi April! I added nutritional info on this. I hope you love our Zuppa Toscana Recipe! 🙂 Reply

      • tatyana minchuk
        March 18, 2019

        How much oz is per serving? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 19, 2019

          Hi Tatyana, I wish I had measured it that way! This soup will make about 11-12 cups, at 8 servings about 1 1/2 cups per serving or so. I hope that helps! Reply

  • RM
    October 1, 2018

    Where is your pot from?! happen to have a link Reply

  • Alina
    September 22, 2018

    Is there a difference between russet potatoes and yellow potatoes? Will it make a difference if I use yellow? Reply

    • Natasha
      September 22, 2018

      Hi Alina, yellow potatoes will work fine in Zuppa Toscana 🙂 They are a waxier potato and have a slightly different texture but will still work fine. Reply

  • Ashley
    August 20, 2018

    Just made this last night. It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2018

      You’re so welcome Ashley! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Anna
    August 1, 2018

    I always added Italian seasoning as well makes it more italian☺️ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2018

      That sounds great! Reply

  • Mike Harvey
    July 12, 2018

    AWESOME copycat recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2018

      Isn’t it the best?! Thank you for reading our blog! Reply

  • Jordyn
    March 18, 2018

    Oh, AND, I usually make zuppa in a slow cooker and it tastes great! I just saute the garlic and onions and sausage on the stove first and then put all the ingredients (except the heavy cream) into the slow cooker for several hours and then add the cream in right at the end! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 19, 2018

      Super, that tip will come in handy for a lot of folks! Thanks again Jordyn! Reply

  • Jordyn
    March 18, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I just stumbled onto your blog and it’s fantastic! This is the first time I’ve felt eager to try all of a blogger’s recipes! I plan to try your BBQ pulled pork tonight 😉

    Just some personal notes/suggestions for you and others about zuppa: I make a different copy cat version all the time and I like to:

    1. Substitute cauliflower (fresh or frozen) instead of potatoes just because fewer carbs

    2. Substitute spinach for kale. It tastes great and unless you’re looking for the texture of kale, spinach is a perfect sub.

    3. I love adding crushed red pepper flakes in at the beginning and at the end. It’s also great if you have to use mild sausage if family doesn’t like spicy because then you can personalize the spicy with the flakes in your own bowl. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 19, 2018

      I’m glad you’re enjoying my site so much. Thanks for following and sharing your helpful review with other readers! Reply

  • Deborah
    March 11, 2018

    I had never tried this soup before until I made your recipe…i just recently went to the olive garden and tried this soup. I must say your recipe was much better.
    I love your recipes…looking forward to more delicious recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Deborah! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Maria Z.
    February 23, 2018

    I tried your Suppa Tuscana recipe and it was really good. Thank you. Maria Z. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2018

      You’re welcome Maria! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe, thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Rhianna
    February 16, 2018

    This soup is AMAZING! It has quickly become one of my go-to’s. Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2018

      You’re welcome Rhianna! I’m happy to hear how much you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Linda
    February 13, 2018

    I made this soup before, but something was a bit different when I made it yesterday. I think 10 cups of liquid is too watery, especially with 6 cups of it being water. Last time, I used 3 cups of broth, 3 cups of water. I used a different copycat recipe last time, and this was the only difference (the liquid amount). Otherwise, delish! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 13, 2018

      Hi Linda, you can definitely scale it down if you prefer a heartier Zuppa 🙂 Reply

  • Yulia
    February 5, 2018

    Awesome so yummy ! And I never like this soup at the restaurant but decided to try your receipe ! Thank you Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2018

      You’re welcome Yulia! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Julie
    January 26, 2018

    WOW!!! Thank you very much for this recipe! I made this at home and absolutely everyone in my family loved it! I was shocked! It was very delicious!!! For sure, gonna make it later. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 27, 2018

      You’re welcome Julie! I’m glad to hear how much everyone enjoys the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Christine Mollison
    January 18, 2018

    Hi Natasha
    This soup looks wonderful. I use your recipes weekly and they are always delicious.
    I’m wondering if you or another reader has a suggestion for a whipped cream substitute that is also non dairy. I don’t have a problem with it but some of the people I cook for have a dairy allergy (different from lactose intolerance). It seems like soy or almond milk would be too thin. Don’t know if there are heavy cream versions of these products.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Chris Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 18, 2018

      Hi Chris, one of my readers recommended canned coconut milk (the cream part) to make it creamy and dairy free. Reply

  • Fleeta Stephens
    January 18, 2018

    Sorry my letter left me hope you get it. I have been looking for a Salmon recipe called tequila salmon, hope you can help. Reply

  • Fleeta Stephens
    January 18, 2018

    Love love this soup. I make it at least once a month. My husband and friends love it served with crusty bread hot or not. Thank you Ms. Natasha. I have made several of you recipes and haven’t made one we didn’t like. Keep them coming. Fleeta Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      My pleasure! I’m glad to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Saray W.
    January 16, 2018

    Omg made this and it was so delicious! Definitely way better than Olive Garden in my opinion. My hubby loved it so much he had seconds and ate some more few hours later! This was definitely a big hit and is an all time favorite for us now. Thanks Nastasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you both enjoy the recipe as much as I do! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

    • Susan Rayfield
      February 3, 2018

      Is it spicy hot? Reply

  • Sara
    January 14, 2018

    Hi there- great recipe, appreciate that you note how many minutes you sauté/cook each thing. What’s the calorie count? I ran through this a few times looking and didn’t spot it. Thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 15, 2018

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Sara! Reply

  • Catherine
    January 11, 2018

    This is an awesome soup. For sake of time you can use Del Monte Fresh Cut potatoes which has a great taste.
    I use mild Italian sausage and put red flakes on table for those that want more spice. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2018

      I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe as much as I do Catherine! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers! Reply

  • Amy
    November 24, 2017

    Hi Natasha, What a tasty soup! I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Thanks again for another wonderful recipe, always a fan. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 25, 2017

      Hello Amy! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a success! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • November 8, 2017

    Hi Natasha; I made the Zuppa Toscana for dinner tonight . It was a big hit . The only different thing I did was add some Chopped carrots to it with the potatoes . Love your recipes. Hits home . Love it . And Thank you so much . You made cooking fun again . Sincerely Nelly Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 8, 2017

      Hello Nelly! My pleasure, I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipes! Thanks for following and sharing your great review with other readers! 🙂 Reply

  • Karla Simmons
    November 2, 2017

    I just made this soup it is really good. Thank You so much for the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2017

      You’re welcome Karla! I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing!! Reply

  • Nancy
    November 1, 2017

    How about spinach instead of kale, and half and half? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 2, 2017

      Hi Nancy, I think half and half would still work. I’m not sure about spinach though. I really love the texture of kale in this soup, but if you prefer spinach, it might be worth an experiment. Reply

  • Lucille Walund
    October 20, 2017

    OMG, this soup is awesome!! It was so easy to make and inexpensive. So looking forward to trying your other recipes. Thumbs up!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Lucille! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Nat
    October 20, 2017

    Hi Natasha,

    You might want to review your cooking instructions. Looks like you have cooking the sausage twice. Also, could you add approximate prep and cook times?

    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 20, 2017

      Oh goodness, thank you so much for pointing that out! I clarified the recipe and included cooking and prep times. 🙂 Reply

  • Alina
    August 14, 2017

    Hi Natasha!!! Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I’m obsessed with your recipes!!! I have a question… If I skip potatoes, is it gonna change the taste a lot? What do you think? Thank you!😊 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2017

      Hi Alina, I think it would still taste ok but it would be a very very thin soup since there isn’t much to bulk it up except for the potatoes. It would be very watery. Reply

    • Melissa G Caudill
      October 4, 2017

      You could try substituting cauliflower for the potatoes. I try and follow a low carb lifestyle and that’s what I typically do with Zuppa Toscana Soup. Try maybe a whole cauliflower cut into the florets. Reply

  • Dana
    July 8, 2017

    Thanks for this recipe!!! Is it still yummy for the next day? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 8, 2017

      Hi Dana, yes we still enjoy it the next day if there are leftovers 🙂 Reply

  • Veronika Serikov
    July 3, 2017

    Do you think it would be okay to replace the sausage with ground turkey and omit the bacon as we do not eat port Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 3, 2017

      Hi Veronika, the overall soup would taste more like a meatball soup than zuppa since you would be lacking the spiciness. I would suggest adding some spice since the sausage is a spicy sausage. Also, we often make this without any bacon so that one is easy to omit 🙂 Reply

    • Yuliya Murnik
      August 23, 2019

      We don’t eat pork either- I make this soup with Trader Joe’s spicy italian chicken sausage and it’s perfectly spiced! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        August 23, 2019

        Thank you for sharing that with me Yuliya! Reply

  • Anna
    May 5, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    What do you think if I were to somehow add mushroom to this?
    Too much? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 5, 2017

      Anna, I don’t think you can go wrong with mushrooms here, although I haven’t tried it myself. Reply

  • Nancy
    May 2, 2017

    Can this be stored in freezer containers? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 3, 2017

      Hi Nancy, I haven’t tried frezing but I don’t see why not. I think it would work 🙂 Reply

  • Julia k
    April 15, 2017

    Love this soup!! We make it a little different but thinking to try it this way soon. Also, I wanted to ask you if you ever tried the chicken and gnocchi soup at Olive Garden, would be awesome if you would create a copy cat of that soup! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 15, 2017

      I haven’t tried that one but now I guess I have to!! Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂 Reply

  • LaTrice
    April 13, 2017

    Zuppa Toscana is my all-time favorite soup!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2017

      It is so delicious! Please let me know if you decide to try my recipe! Reply

  • Valeriya Makhonina
    April 11, 2017

    I love this recipe! Thank you Natasha for such easy instructions and beautiful pictures that motivated me to try this delicious soup. My whole family loved it, and I am also sharing with recipe with coworkers. P.S It tastes better than at Olive Garden 😉 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!! 😀 Reply

  • Yvonne
    April 9, 2017

    Can anything be substituted for the whipping cream in this soup? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 9, 2017

      Hi Yvonne, one of my readers recommended canned coconut milk (the cream part) to make it creamy and dairy free. You can also use half and half to make it a little lighter. Reply

  • Alex
    April 9, 2017

    I love this recipe!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 9, 2017

      👍🏻 I knew you would 😋 Reply

  • Lana
    April 7, 2017

    How long can this soup stand in the fridge?
    My favorite!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 7, 2017

      Hi Lana, we’ve never maxed it out because it always literally disappears in 2 days ;). It’s definitely great at least 3 days but probably not passed 4-5 days. Reply

  • Stephanie
    April 5, 2017

    Any chance you would know nutritional facts in this? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Stephanie! Reply

  • Natalie
    April 2, 2017

    This is my favorite version of Zuppa – I really think it’s better than Olive Garden’s!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 2, 2017

      That’s quite a compliment! Thank you so much! 🙂 Reply

  • Phillip Hall
    April 2, 2017

    This is a great soup Natasha!
    I love the addition of bacon.
    I add a half cup of white wine to the broth. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 2, 2017

      Oh wow! I never would have thought to add white wine. I’ll have to try it sometime! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • This is my husband’s favorite soup to order– thanks for sharing an at-home version =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 1, 2017

      It’s always either the salad or this soup for us as an App at Olive Garden. I never get tired of it. I think it’s nicer at home because it’s heartier and made with love of course 😉 Reply

  • alexandra shaw
    April 1, 2017

    delicious…can i freeze this soup?

    i live in Ottawa, Canada and look forward to your emails. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 1, 2017

      I haven’t tried that but I don’t see why not. I think it would work to freeze it. I’m so glad you are subscribed and enjoy the emails 🙂 Reply

  • This soup came on the perfect day! It’s sunny here but it’s COLD…very deceiving, but hey! The sun is out! This looks like the perfect comfort meal with some nice crusty bread 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 1, 2017

      It’s been the same here – it’s still a little crisp outside and perfect for a bowl of warm soup :). What part of the country are you in? I’m in Idaho – the Boise area 🙂 Reply

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