Zuppa Toscana


Zuppa Toscana is a creamy, comforting Italian sausage soup with potatoes, kale, and garlic.

close up view of Zuppa Toscana soup with potatoes and kale in a bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package smoked sausage

  • 2 potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • ¾ cup chopped onion

  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 cups kale - washed, dried, and shredded

  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder

  • 1 quart water

  • cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Arrange sausage links onto a baking sheet; bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Cut in half lengthwise, then cut at an angle into 1/2-inch slices.

  3. Place onions and bacon in a large saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until bacon is crispy and onions are tender. Remove bacon and crumble; set aside.

  4. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add bouillon powder, water, and potatoes; simmer for 15 minutes.

  5. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale, and cream. Simmer for 4 minutes and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
34g Fat
21g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 1926mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 45mg 225%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 616mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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