Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana- creamy, spicy, hearty and irresistable!

The weather here in Dallas has been abnormally chilly for this time of year, so, I’m taking full advantage and making lottttsa soup.  I could live off of soup for reals and this one is most def a keeper.

Zuppa Toscana

This soup is as cozy and comforting as it comes–a 30 minute one pot wonder that’s loaded with spicy italian sausage, onion, garlic, potatoes, chicken broth, kale, and a touch of cream.  It’s quick, simple, easy and perfect for busy weeknight dinners.  It does call for heavy cream, however, if you don’t eat dairy, you could substitute coconut milk– I have not tried this substitution yet, but I’m fairly certain it would be yummy.

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana
  • Author: Lindsay // Tipps in the Kitch


  • 12 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb bulk spicy italian sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds and quartered
  • 6 c chicken broth
  • 1 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt, more or less to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 3/4 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1 bunch of curly leaf kale, stems removed and chopped
  • Grated parmesan, for serving


  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven or large stock pot over medium high heat.
  2. When oil is hot, add sausage and cook, breaking up with the back of your spoon until fully cooked and crumbly. Drain all but 1 T of the grease.
  3. Add onion and garlic to the pot and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now add potatoes, broth, and spices; and boil for 7-9 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low, stir in heavy cream and kale; simmer for 2-3 minutes until kale is wilted.
  6. Serve in bowls with grated parmesan.


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  • Reply
    03.05.2019 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Linsday. What a GREAT soup recipe to warm our souls. I live in Kansas City and the temps have been ridiculous. So ready for Spring, but in the meantime, I will have to try this zuppa toscana soup. Thanks so much for sharing.

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