Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana


Creamy sausage and potato soup. This recipe is very similar to the one served in a well-known restaurant.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package smoked sausage

  • 6 slices bacon

  • ¾ cup chopped onion

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 quart water

  • 2 tablespoons chicken soup base

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

  • 2 cups kale - washed, dried, and shredded

  • cup heavy whipping cream


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

  2. Place sausage links onto a sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until done. Cut links in half lengthwise, then cut at an angle into 1/2-inch slices.

  3. Place bacon and onion in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onion is almost clear. Remove bacon and crumble. Set aside.

  4. Add garlic into the pan with onion and cook together, about 1 minute. Add water, chicken soup base, and potatoes, simmer 15 minutes.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
25g Fat
21g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 1904mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 45mg 225%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 610mg 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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