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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

4.98 from 271 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
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Soup
Calories: 458
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 (6 cups)
  • 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 bacon 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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  • Jen
    February 9, 2021

    This is the best soup ever! It is in our meal rotation quite often. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      I’m happy with that, Jen. Thanks for sharing!

      Reply

  • Alessandra Jimenez
    February 6, 2021

    This is absolute wonders! I am only 13 and I can make this so easily thanks to you! My family loves it when I make this!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2021

      Hi Alessandra, thank you for sharing your review with me. I’m so glad you found our blog and like our recipes!

      Reply

  • Jen Drahota
    February 4, 2021

    This is one of the only meals all of my kids will eat and no one complains, haha! The only changes I make are spinach instead of kale and add a 1/2 a block of cream cheese, just to make it a bit creamer. Delicious 10/10

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 4, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Linda M Dayton
    February 1, 2021

    This absolutely delicious!! Shared with family and friends and they can’t get enough of it!!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 1, 2021

      Awesome! Thank you for your great review, Linda. We appreciate it.

      Reply

  • Linda M Dayton
    February 1, 2021

    This is absolutely delicious!! Shared with my neighbors and friends and they can’t get enough of it!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Renee
    January 31, 2021

    I have made several variations of this soup but Natasha’s recipe is the best. This recipe is a keeper and the only one that I’ll be making.
    Absolutely delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      That is so sweet of you! Thank you so much for your kind words and good review. I appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Dee
    January 30, 2021

    Tastes wonderful. But no way prep can be done in 10 minutes. Peeling/smashing and chopping an onion, ten head garlic and five potatoes cannot be done that quickly. Turns out great but plan for more prep time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

      Thank you for that feedback, Dee!

      Reply

  • Kyle Z
    January 28, 2021

    After making your carrot soup, which is one of the best soups i’ve ever made. I tried this one out.

    On first taste I 7/10 but then i came home from golf and had a 2nd bowl and wowwee zowwee this is absolutely insanely delicious.

    Thanks for having my favourite cooking channel on the web!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 29, 2021

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Kyle. Glad you enjoyed this recipe. This is one of our favorites!

      Reply

  • John
    January 28, 2021

    Hey Natasha,
    my wife, kids, and I love your recipes. My wife and I cycle on and off of Keto, so I made a Keto version of your Zuppa Tuscano tonight. Instead of potatoes, peeled radishes were substituted, and spinach replaced the kale. A half stick of butter and an extra quarter cup of heavy cream was added to increase the fat content. The soup was delicious. Thanks for all the great recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 29, 2021

      Hello there John, that is so nice to know! I never tried using peeled radish before but maybe I will try it in the future. Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Courtney
    January 28, 2021

    Just made this recipe yesterday! Love it. Didn’t realize it made soooo much. How long will it last in the refrigerator??

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Courtney! One of our readers wrote: “I freeze this soup all the time! I usually make a triple recipe so I can freeze some for later… It’s as good, or better!” I hope this helps.

      Reply

  • YOSH
    January 26, 2021

    Flavor-wise, this was delicious. The only thing is I remember Olive Garden’s old recipe being a bit more creamy. I love the taste though. I didn’t even get to make the bacon. I used Flavor God Italian Zest seasoning to omit salt and pepper. Thank you for the awesome recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2021

      Hello there. Thank you so much for your great review and for sharing your experience making this recipe!

      Reply

  • Debora Lowery
    January 26, 2021

    I made your Zuppa Toscana recipe exactly as you posted it and it was a success!!! I will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2021

      Awesome! I’m so glad to hear that, thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Janice
    January 25, 2021

    Just wonderful I cannot have dairy or pork so I use turkey bacon and spicy duck sausage and coconut milk full fat. It was wonderful.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Janice!

      Reply

  • lisa g
    January 21, 2021

    Outstanding recipe! I substituted spinach for kale and broth for some of the water but no other changes. This will be a regular in my home.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Trench
    January 19, 2021

    Ok. So I made this, almost word for word (I messed up on the order of 2 things). I added a little chili flake and replaced the 6C h2o with chicken stock. My family ate this like there was not going to be food available tomorrow. Thank you very much for this masterful recipe!

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    • Trench
      January 19, 2021

      (I forgot to mention I was looking forward to trying the “Day 2” flavor….little did I know there would be no leftovers!)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Paulette
    January 19, 2021

    My husband and I just finished making a pot of this and we are so in love with it! The only thing different we did was we peeled and sliced radishes in place of the potatoes to save some carbs. We couldn’t even tell they weren’t potatoes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      Sounds awesome! I’m glad that you and your husband had a great experience making this recipe. Thank you for sharing, Paulette!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that with us, Paulette!

      Reply

    • Joan
      January 25, 2021

      I substitute cauliflower for the potatoes, no one complains.

      Reply

  • Gina
    January 18, 2021

    Omg amazing!!!!!! It tastes even better than Olive Garden when it’s cooked in your own kitchen. Perfect winter meal. I added a few other seasonings and used gold potatoes and added spaghetti pieces, but followed recipe to a t.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      You are so nice, thank you so much for your kind words and great feedback. I appreciate it, Gina!

      Reply

  • Judy
    January 18, 2021

    I tried this soup , it was delicious !!!!!! I love this recipe , my family love it! Thanks Natasha

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      So great to hear that, Judy. You are so welcome!

      Reply

  • ASHLEIGH M MOSES
    January 18, 2021

    Please clarify…so 48 oz of kale?

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    • Natasha
      January 18, 2021

      Hi, it would be 6 cups of chopped kale if you filled a standard US dry ingredients measuring cup.

      Reply

  • Steven
    January 17, 2021

    This is now my go-to recipe for this soup. I’ve made it for years, piecing together parts of two or three recipes from the internet. Now, I can simply use this one. Thank you Natasha! You’re The Best! Everyone loves Natasha!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Sharon
    January 15, 2021

    I’ve never had this soup at Olive Garden but my aunt raves about it all the time. So I’m making it today! I saw the recipe on Facebook! Very excited to try this

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      It is one of our favorite soup recipes! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Dolores
    January 15, 2021

    How many cups is in a bundle of kale(tacan soup)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      Hi Dolores, There is no standard size of the bunch, but a quick google search showed an average bunch of kale is 7 ounces

      Reply

  • Katrina
    January 13, 2021

    I have never tried this soup at olive garden because unfortunately I’m dairy free. However I made a batch of cashew cream and substituted it in the recipe; added a bit more chicken stock, some extra seasoning, a bit more kale and it’s so delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoeyd this recipe, Katrina! Thank you for sharing those substitutions with us.

      Reply

  • beth
    January 13, 2021

    not a kale fan, can you use spinach instead

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    • Kristen
      January 14, 2021

      Yes you can. We have made it with both and they are both very good.

      Reply

  • Cheree Turner
    January 12, 2021

    OMG!! It was so…good. I did double the broth and not add water. Next time I will split the second 32 ounces between broth and water to decrease the sodium. I am a little afraid to change it because it was so… good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 12, 2021

      I’m happy you enjoyed that, Cheree! Thank you for that great review.

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      • T G
        October 18, 2021

        This recipe was great. I don’t do dairy so just used unsweetened almond milk and it was delicious. I also used red potatoes as they’re what I had, and left out the bacon since I didn’t have any. It was much heartier and filling than the one at Olive Garden. I didn’t need any bread to go with it. Thank you!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 19, 2021

          That’s awesome feedback, thank you for your review! I also appreciate your suggestions.

          Reply

  • LindaH
    January 11, 2021

    I had a craving today for this soup and bought all the ingredients. Don’t know how many times I’ve made your recipe but I can pretty much do it from memory now 🙂 I had a package of gnocchi that needed to be used up and tossed that in one time. Seriously amazing! xo

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Ellie
    January 10, 2021

    What is measurement on Kale. I purchased a q16 oz bag. Is that too much?

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    • Natasha
      January 11, 2021

      Hi Ellie, it should be roughly 6 cups of kale.

      Reply

    • Griffin
      January 14, 2021

      That wont be enough actually, the measurment for a kale bundle is about 6 cups of kale or 48 oz of kale

      Reply

  • Jodi
    January 10, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    I love your dishes and have made some. I really liked lasagna roll ups
    I am trying to find your wooden soup ladle!! I absolutely love that. Please share where I can buy that.
    Thanks so much
    Fondly
    JG

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2021

      Hello Jodie, so nice to know that you’ve been enjoying my recipes. You can see the kitchen tools that I use here in my Amazon affiliate shop.

      Reply

  • Patsy
    January 8, 2021

    This soup was delicious!!!! Just added a little more seasoning like Italian seasoning and dried basil. This recipe is surely a keeper.Very easy to make. Thanks Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2021

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

      Reply

  • MaryAnn
    January 7, 2021

    A favorite soup, so good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2021

      Thanks, MaryAnn!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    January 5, 2021

    Delicious 😋. Easy to make and my entire family loved it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2021

      Thank you, Lisa. I appreciate your good feedback!

      Reply

  • Aisha
    January 5, 2021

    This soup is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Was made with ease, added a few more seasonings and because I wanted the flavor to be a bit stronger I used more chicken broth and lessened the water.

    The cream was icing on the cake!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      Sounds awesome! I’m glad you loved it and you added more seasoning according to your personal preference. Thanks for sharing, Aisha.

      Reply

  • Fivecupcakes
    January 5, 2021

    I tried your recipe last night and only used half of the recipe and it was soooooooooo good! My husband loved the leftovers the next day. Thank you!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      You are most welcome. I’m happy that you both loved it!

      Reply

  • Lise Lecompte
    January 4, 2021

    I tried so hard to like this soup. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy it. It was lacking flavor and heartiness.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy it. I would recommend adding more seasoning to taste next time as it really depends on your personal preference.

      Reply

  • Fanny
    January 4, 2021

    Where can I get Italian sausage ,?? None of the stores I go to has any..

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2021

      Hi Fanny, we purchased it at our local grocery store. Have you tried calling around your area or asking the butcher at your grocery store?

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      • Bimmer
        February 1, 2021

        I use Johnsonville Italian Hot Sausage Links. EVERY major grocery chain across America carries it. They are in the meat department with the Bratwurst, Sweet Italian Sausage, ground pork etc.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 1, 2021

          Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

          Reply

  • Johann M
    January 3, 2021

    I have made this recipe many times. Sometimes I use Cajun sausage and sometimes mild sausage. LOVE love love it!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Tori
    January 2, 2021

    Hello! Love your recipes!!!
    I am wondering how many bags of kale are equivalent to 1 kale bundle, sorry if this is a silly question! Lol
    Also! Why add water to the recipe?

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    • Natasha
      January 4, 2021

      Hi Tori, it depends on the size of the bags. It should be roughly 6 cups.

      Reply

  • Joshua Salamandyk
    January 1, 2021

    This is absolutely spectacular. It’s identical to the OG. The spice level is perfect with the sausage and I can’t stop eating it.

    I cut the potatoes in slices and kept the skin on versus what you do, as I feel it’s more authentic this way. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2021

      You’re welcome, Joshua! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Virginia Marler
    December 29, 2020

    Your Zupa is the closest to Olive Garden I have had. I have been trying recipes for years, yours is great. Thanks 😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2020

      So great to hear that, thank you so much!

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      • Sharifa
        January 1, 2021

        Taste just like Olive Garden. Love this soup.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 1, 2021

          It sure does! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe, Sharifa!

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  • Pamela Roderick
    December 28, 2020

    Best soup ever!!!!!!

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  • Emily
    December 27, 2020

    This was super tasty! I’ve never been to Olive Garden and haven’t tried this soup before. I made it ahead of time and let sit in the crockpot, and it had quite a bit of heat to it! I must have used some particularly hot sausage, so next time I’ll do half Italian sausage and half hot for my little kids sake. My husband and I really liked the spiciness though! This is now on my monthly menu thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2020

      So great to hear that, Emily. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, I hope that you and your family will love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Angela
    December 27, 2020

    Making this for the first time right now. This is my favorite soup from olive garden. I love it and so excited to try it. Quick question though if I want it to be thicker what can I add? Cornstarch with more cream? I love all your recipes by the way

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2020

      Hi Angela, I hope this recipe becomes your favorite. Yes, you can try that, I imagine that should work fine.

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  • John
    December 26, 2020

    Made this for Christmas and everyone loved it. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Crystal
    December 23, 2020

    I love this recipe so much I’m making it for Christmas this year! Tastes just like the restaurant!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Denise B.
    December 19, 2020

    Making this as I write! I’m so excited! My niece made it for me a while ago and hers was really good. Easy to follow recipe. I’ll let you know the outcome when I’m finished.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2020

      I hope you enjoy it! We look forward to your feedback!

      Reply

  • Shawn
    December 15, 2020

    I just came upon your recipe and am excited to try it. I do a lot of my cooking via crockpot.

    Can you make this in a crock pot if you cook meat and saute veggies ahead of time?

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    • Natasha
      December 15, 2020

      Hi Shawn, I think that could work, one of our readers wrote ” 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!” I hope that helps.

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    • Jessica
      December 28, 2020

      I used to make mine in the crock pot all the time. The flavor is amazing! Follow the recipe as is, just add the broth and potatoes to the pot. I also add in the sausage, onions and garlic when I start the pot. Let cook as long as you like, I usually do 8-10 hours. Leave the cream and kale for about 10-15 minutes before you’re ready to serve.

      Reply

  • Athena Zerillo
    December 14, 2020

    Made this tonight with my son and it was absolutely delicious! Very easy directions! Loved the visual image of the shopping list.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Kris Sanville
    December 14, 2020

    Another delicious recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen. I made this before the weekend and my husband and I enjoyed it for three days in a row. I opted to add the kale right before serving each bowl (something I learned from working as a server at the olive garden years ago).

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that tip with us Kris! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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      • Martha
        December 18, 2020

        Hi Natasha, I made it today and it came out delicious 😋 Can I freeze the rest of the soup to enjoy again next week?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 18, 2020

          I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Martha! One of our readers wrote: “I freeze this soup all the time! I usually make a triple recipe so I can freeze some for later… It’s as good, or better!” I hope this helps.

          Reply

  • Jovon
    December 14, 2020

    Made this soup for my husband and we both loved it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review, Jovon!

      Reply

  • Monte
    December 12, 2020

    First time making it …. turned out great
    thanks for the recipe

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      You are most welcome, Monte. Glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Pegi Puckett
    December 12, 2020

    I would like to know if you have a recipe for stuffed mushrooms

    Reply

  • Robert Mills
    December 12, 2020

    I have made so many of your amazing dishes, desserts. I am always so impressed how easy you make it. My family and I are grateful for you and all your efforts for us.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Thank you for your appreciation, Robert. It’s very inspiring for me to read good comments like this one.

      Reply

  • Sheila
    December 12, 2020

    I love your videos, you are a great cook…really pretty too.

    1) How do you plan your weekly menus?
    2) How do you maintain such a slender shape and eat all that good food? lol

    3) What type kitchen counters to you have ?

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    • Natasha
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Sheila, thank you for that sweet compliment. I don’t have plans to do a menu but I love that idea and will consider it. I work out 4-5 times a week at F45 which is a high intensity 45 minute workout. It helps me a ton to be able to still enjoy the foods I love and feel stronger and more energized as well. We have quartz countertops and love them. There is more info on our counters in our kitchen tour post.

      Reply

  • Sarah
    December 9, 2020

    This recipe tastes just like the Olive Garden soup. I wanted to ask how long does this soup last in the fridge? Also, can i freeze some of it or is that not recommended?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 10, 2020

      Thanks for your great feedback and comparison, Sarah. I honestly haven’t tried freezing it. I’m not sure how the kale would hold up.

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      • Kristina Sanville
        December 11, 2020

        I worked at an OG years ago and we added the kale just before we served it. You could freeze without kale and add it when reheating on the stove.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 11, 2020

          Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

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    • Kathy
      December 12, 2020

      Kale freezes very well. I have seen it in the store in frozen vegetables. I tried it in soup and it was good. I like fresh if available. The frozen is good if you are on a hurry.

      Reply

  • Barb
    December 9, 2020

    Loving all your recipes! No-fail which we all love!
    I’ve made so many now and everything is good! Easy to follow and usually everything in fridge or pantry!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Erin
    December 8, 2020

    This was so delicious and so easy to make. When my boyfriend came home he said it smells just like olive garden. Will save this recipe. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 8, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoeyd that, Erin! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Cindy Mcginnis
    December 7, 2020

    This is the best recipe ever! I just moved out and am learning how to cook by following all your recipes! They are amazing!! Thank you so much, I love your cooking ❤

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 8, 2020

      You are most welcome, Cindy! Thank you so much for your excellent review.

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  • Yvonne Marrujo
    December 1, 2020

    Can I substitute the Italian sausage for any other ground meat

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      Hello Yvonne, I imagine that should be alright too

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  • Sarah
    November 25, 2020

    I made this But I used some butter when the garlic and onion sautee along with a quarter of red pepper. Also, I slice russet potatoes instead of bite-size cut them, leaving the skin on..its delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 25, 2020

      Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing that with us, Sarah. Glad you loved it!

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  • Diana
    November 11, 2020

    Delicious! The recipe says it makes 8 bowls and to me, that meant about half of my soup pot. so…. I doubled it for my crew. Don’t do that! I ended up having to pour half of it into another pot and cooking two separate pots! haha. It’s okay, it was my mistake. I think a single version would make one pot, maybe a little bit less than full. I made the soup with regular sausage, not HOT version b/c we are babies when it comes to spicy things. The only thing is, I wish there were measurements for the salt and pepper. I couldn’t figure out how much to add without over salting or undersalting. Kept having to go back and add more.

    Thanks for another great recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      Thanks for sharing your experience making this recipe, Diana. I didn’t add the measurements for the seasoning because it really depends on your preference. It’s better to undersalt first, taste it, and then add more if you like. Thanks for trying out this recipe!

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    • Maud E Woodsinger
      December 12, 2020

      Diana, next time I recommend adding atleast 2 tsp (I used tblsp) when you add potatoes rather than wait to the end. Potatoes like pasta absorb the salt better while cooking. May sound like a lot but remember you are salting potatoes, onions, and eventually kale.

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  • Fred
    November 11, 2020

    I have tried other copycat versions that are posted on the web, but so far, yours is a five stars rating. Thank you for sharing. Now I’m going to make your egg roll.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      That is awesome yay! Thank you so much for your great review, Fred.

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  • Víctor Bervoets
    November 9, 2020

    PIZCA ANDINA
    Hi Natasha, Venezuelan farmers, who live in the high mountains of Mérida State quite cold) and have just a few chickens, a cow and a small piece of land, usually have a very simple,modest and unsophisticated but delicious soup called “pizca andina” for breakfast, very easy and cheap to make. Cut a big potato (o a little more) in small but bite square pieces, cut 2 or 3 green onions (white and green leaves included), cut a good amount of cilantro stems in 1 inch size and sauté in two soup spoons of butter until soft but not brown. In the same cooking pot pour 1 quarter of whole milk, add two tea spoons of salt or up to your best taste and go to a very moderate boiling and keep it so until potatoes are soft. When ready, add small dices of white cheese (salty preferably) and give it a few minutes to melt a bit. That is the original and traditional
    recipe. Serve. I added my personal touch by adding some crispy bacon but I do´nt reveal it to any one cause my fellow cooks are VERY traditional and I would risk a probable and radical excommunication jejeje. Hope you try and enjoy it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 10, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us, I hope I can try that recipe!

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  • Nancy Jones
    November 9, 2020

    After discovering your videos, I find that you have some of the very best recipes, including the recipes on tv…. so simple, so good. On the top on my estimation.. a sweet way of displaying it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

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  • Nikolai
    November 8, 2020

    Made this soup quite a few times now and I am still impressed how delicious and easy it is to make.
    Borscht with meat takes so much longer to make and I equally put them on a same rating scale.
    Natasha great work again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful feedback Nikolai! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Linda
    November 3, 2020

    I made this today. Delicious. I used sweet mild sausage. However, the liquid was too much compared to the ingredients. Added extra potatoes, sausage, and cream. When I make it again, I will not use so much water.

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    • Natasha
      November 3, 2020

      Hi Linda, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Yes, you can definitely add more bulk if you love a heartier soup.

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  • Cheryl
    October 30, 2020

    OMG just made this! Followed recipe exactly! You’ll think your at Olive Garden! This is awsome! 5 stars. Now to resist eating the whole pot in one sitting!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2020

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

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  • Jessica
    October 26, 2020

    This was great! We substituted ground chicken and used italian seasoning instead of the Italian sausage. Just not a fan of sausage. It tasted great with the ground chicken!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2020

      Sounds great! Thank you for sharing that with us, Jessica. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • sandy gibbons
    October 26, 2020

    Wonderful on chilly Fall days!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2020

      Definitely so perfect!

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  • Danny
    October 26, 2020

    I have not made this but I’m Italian and I have seen numerous recipes that call for adding water to a soup. I would NEVER add water to soup. Water? No flavor!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2020

      Feel free to omit the water from the recipe, we liked it with more soup so we added water.

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      • GAYLE POLIS
        March 8, 2021

        Susan,
        Beyond Beef (plant Based) makes a spicy chicken Italian Sausage. It’s good. I think you could use that.

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      • GAYLE POLIS
        March 8, 2021

        I can’t imagine with 6 cups of water, it would have as rich a flavor as Olive Garden’s~ Would it not taste better to all chicken broth (for the liquid) instead of any water? To allow the Italian Sausage to be more tender, cook it about an hour before adding the potatoes, etc. Also if you’re plant based, use Beyond Beef plant based Spicy Chicken Italian Sausage. If you eat meat, try Publix green wise Chicken HOT Italian Sausage.. It’s delicious! And a good substitution is to use Turkey Bacon without nitrates instead of Pork Bacon. Just some substitutes~

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 8, 2021

          Thank you for your suggestions, Gayle. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

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  • Dee
    October 20, 2020

    is this soup good for freezing?

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    • Natasha
      October 20, 2020

      HI Dee, I honestly haven’t tried freezing it. I’m not sure how the kale would hold up.

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      • Rene
        November 8, 2020

        Kale freezes fine. I’ve used it in other recipes with no problem.

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    • Allyson
      October 28, 2020

      Yes, I have frozen this many times! The texture changes a bit but it’s still delicious.

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      • Natasha
        October 28, 2020

        Thank you so much for sharing that! It’s wonderful to know it freezes well.

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  • Patricia
    October 19, 2020

    This is the second time I made this for my family. My son put in a special request for me to make it again. Love this recipe! I was unsure if my teens would eat kale and substituted it with spinach. Delicious! Thanks for the great soup.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 19, 2020

      That is so great, Patricia. I’m glad you and your kids enjoyed this soup!

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  • Ashley M
    October 19, 2020

    Amazing each and every time. One of our family’s favorites.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2020

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

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  • Tammy Spence
    October 18, 2020

    To the t!!!! Best recipe ever

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      Love it! Thank you, Tammy.

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  • Terry
    October 17, 2020

    This is an absolutely phenomenal tasting soup! I’ve made it several times over the past couple years and follow the recipe to the T. I love cooking this for my wife especially on a cold winter day, because she too thinks it’s an incredible soup!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      I’m so glad that you both enjoyed this soup, Terry. I agree – this is really so delicious and one of our favorites at home too!

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  • Alexandra Ohly
    October 16, 2020

    Love this recipe! Thank you so much for what you do!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2020

      Hello Alexandra, thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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