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Zuppa Tuscana Soup

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If any of you have ever been to the Olive Garden and tried their Zuppa Tuscana Soup….this is even better! I get requests for this soup at every get together, give it a try.

What Is Zuppa Tuscana Soup?

Zuppa Tuscana soup is of Italian cuisine.

It generally contains at least a few of these ingredients: kale, zucchini, cannellini beans, potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, tomato pulp, extra virgin olive oil, salt, powdered chili, toasted Tuscan bread, and rigatino.

Is Italian Sausage Spicy?

Italian sausage comes in several varieties.

You can choose from hot, sweet, and mild.

Hot red pepper flakes are added to the spices to make “hot”Italian sausage.

Can Zuppa Tuscano Soup Be Frozen?

Zuppa Tuscano soup can be frozen.

Potatoes don’t hold up really well when frozen, so if you want to freeze the soup, cook the potatoes until they are just tender.

Zuppa Tuscana Soup

Zuppa Tuscana Soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 16 oz Italian sausage
  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 onion medium, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tablespoons bouillon chicken
  • 2 potatoes medium
  • 2 cups kale chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or dash of cayenne
  • 1/3 cup cream heavy whipping


  • Cook sausage, bacon, and onion in soup pot.
  • Drain well.
  • Add garlic, pepper, water, bouillon, and potatoes.
  • Bring to boil and cook until potatoes are done.
  • Add kale and let wilt a little.
  • Add cream just before serving.


If prepared ahead of time, add kale and cream before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Zuppa Tuscana Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 691 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 1121mg49%
Potassium 1012mg29%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 3675IU74%
Vitamin C 57mg69%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Should you cook the sausage and bacon separately? Thanks!

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    • They can be cooked together.

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  • That looks so good and warming in this Utah “spring” weather! Can't wait to try it!

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