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The Best Zuppa Toscana

 
Zuppa Toscana Soup is such a great soup!  We always brought it for our church lunches and we always came home with an empty pan. We got the idea from Olive Garden’s Zuppa Tuscana.  We loved the soup but wanted to make it a little more healthy and cost-effective.  I mean, not many people can afford to eat out all the time.  This recipe served 4 people about 3 or 4 meals. 
 
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zuppa toscana recipe | white bowl with zuppa toscana soup in it. A sausage and potato kale soup

 

 

What is in Zuppa Toscana At Olive Garden?

 

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana has spicy Italian sausage, chopped kale, russet potatoes, and delicious broth. 

 

Is Zuppa Toscana Italian?

 

The name itself translates to soup from Tuscany. 

 

Does Zuppa Toscana Freeze Well?

 

Yes, this soup is freezer-friendly. Just make sure to let it cool first, then put it in an airtight container and mark it so you don’t forget what it is. 

 

What Does Zuppa Mean? 

 

It translates to soup in English.

 

How Long Can You Freeze Zuppa Toscana?

 

You can freeze this soup easily from 3-6 months.

 

Can You Reheat Zuppa Toscana?

 

Yes, pull out your soup from the freezer and let thaw in the refrigerator. Place your thawed soup in a pan and warm on the stove. 

 

Can You Use Spinach Instead Of Kale In Soup?

 

Spinach is a popular green.  Although like kale they are a type of green, spinach has a stronger flavor than kale does.  So as long as that is what your desired flavor for your soup is, then feel free to replace the kale with spinach.

 

Is Zuppa Toscana Gluten-Free?

 

We always suggest that you check all of your ingredients for gluten before answering this question.  The way we make the soup, it is gluten-free.  Check your sausage for hidden gluten though to make sure. 

 

Is There Dairy In Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana?

 

Yes, the soup contains cow milk.  

 

Zuppa Toscana Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

3 Quarts of homemade Bone Broth or store-bought broth.  If you are buying it watch out for bad additives, even organic broth has hidden MSG I find (autolyzed yeast extract, even the words “natural flavorings” can mean soy or other pretty bad stuff).  Click above for our Bone Broth recipe. 
2 Packages Organic Nitrate / Nitrite Free Sausage sliced in half lengthwise and then sliced up and cooked
6 Organic Potatoes washed and sliced in half and then sliced again in thin slices
6 Slices Organic Uncured / Nitrate Free Bacon cooked until crisp and diced.
1 1/2 Cups Organic Milk

2-3 cups of fresh organic chopped kale

1 onion diced and sauteed in butter or coconut oil.

Celtic Sea Salt  To taste (this will depend on if your broth is salted)

Garlic and Onion Powder (I also just do this to taste depending on broth.  My homemade broth does not need it.)

 

Directions:

 
In a stockpot place your broth.  Season to taste and turn to medium heat and put in your potatoes to cook.  
 
While waiting saute your onions and add them to the potatoes.  Cook your bacon until crisp and dice up and set aside.  Slice up your sausage and cook until warm and set aside. 
 
Rinse and chop your kale and then add to your broth to cook.  When tender add the sausage, bacon, and milk to your soup.  Cook until warm.  
 
This is amazing with a crusty farmhouse loaf and a salad.  
Enjoy!
 
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Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

Ingredients

  • Zuppa Toscana Recipe
  • Ingredients:
  • 3 Quarts of homemade Bone Broth or store-bought broth.  If you are buying it watch out for bad additives, even organic broth has hidden MSG I find (autolyzed yeast extract, even the words "natural flavorings" can mean pretty bad stuff).  Click above for our Bone Broth recipe. 
  • 2 Packages Organic Nitrate / Nitrite Free Sausage sliced in half lengthwise and then sliced up and cooked
  • 6 Organic Potatoes washed and sliced in half and then sliced again in thin slices
  • 6 Slices Organic Uncured / Nitrate Free Bacon cooked until crisp and diced.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Organic Milk
  • 2-3 cups of fresh organic chopped kale
  • 1 onion diced and sauteed in butter or coconut oil.
  • Celtic Sea Salt  To taste (this will depend on if your broth is salted)
  • Garlic and Onion Powder (I also just do this to taste depending on broth.  My homemade broth does not need it.)

Instructions

In a stockpot place your broth.  Season to taste and turn to medium heat and put in your potatoes to cook.  

While waiting saute your onions and add them to the potatoes.  Cook your bacon until crisp and dice up and set aside.  Slice up your sausage and cook until warm and set aside. 

Rinse and chop your kale and then add to your broth to cook.  When tender add the sausage, bacon, and milk to your soup.  Cook until warm.

This is amazing with a crusty farmhouse loaf and a salad.  

 
 
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