"OG" Zuppa Toscana Soup


This zuppa Toscana recipe is exactly like the soup at "OG."

high angle looking down into a bowl of Toscano soup
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage

  • 1 ½ teaspoons red pepper flakes

  • 1 large white onion, diced

  • 4 strips bacon, diced

  • 2 teaspoons garlic puree

  • 10 cups water

  • 5 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1 pound russet potatoes, diced

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ bunch kale, chopped


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Combine sausage and red pepper flakes in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until sausage is brown and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain excess fat; transfer sausage to a bowl and set aside.

    Overhead shot of crumbled sausage cooking in a pan

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  3. Cook onion, bacon, and garlic in the same skillet over medium-low heat until bacon is crisp and onions are soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.

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  4. Combine water and chicken bouillon in a large pot; bring to a boil. Stir in potatoes; cook until soft, about 15 minutes.

    High angle shot of diced potatoes being added to a pot with broth

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  5. Pour in cream; simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add sausage, onion mixture, and kale; cook and stir until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

    Overhead shot of a pot of Zuppa Toscana cooking in a pot

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
33g Fat
22g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 1780mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 40mg 201%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 696mg 15%

* 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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