Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

How To Make Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

Enjoy Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana Soup at home. This homemade version has creamy broth packed with potatoes, Italian sausages, and greens.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 2tspsolive oil
  • 1lbItalian Sausagecasings removed if necessary
  • 4ozbaconabout 4 slices, diced into small pieces
  • 1cupyellow onionabout 1 small onion, chopped
  • 14.5ozcan of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1cupwater
  • lbsRusset potatoesscrubbed and rinsed, then sliced into halves, halves diced into 1/6-inch slices
  • tspsgranulated sugar
  • ½tspfennel seedscrushed, optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2cupshalf and half
  • cupspacked chopped kale
  • Finely shredded Romano cheese for servingoptional


  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat. Crumble sausage into 1-inch pieces and add to saucepan.

  2. Cook sausage, stirring occasionally until cooked through. Drain sausage onto a plate or baking dish lined with paper towels, set sausage aside.

  3. Add diced bacon to saucepan, return to heat and saute 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add diced onions and saute mixture until bacon is cooked through and onions are translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes longer.

  4. Add chicken broth, water, sliced potatoes, sugar, fennel seeds, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring soup just to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and stir in cooked sausage.

  5. Cover saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nearly tender, about 10 to15 minutes.

  6. Add in kale then simmer until potatoes are soft and kale is tender, about 5 to 10 minutes longer.

  7. Stir in half and half and warm through. Use a spoon or ladle to remove excess fat from top of the soup if desired. Serve warm topped with Romano cheese.


  • Calories: 688.13kcal
  • Fat: 50.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.39g
  • Fiber: 2.49g
  • Sugar: 6.93g
  • Protein: 28.88g
  • Cholesterol: 128.90mg
  • Sodium: 1142.91mg
  • Calcium: 436.08mg
  • Potassium: 969.11mg
  • Iron: 2.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 127.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.51mg
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