Instant Pot® Zuppa Toscana


Garnish this Instant Pot® zuppa toscana with Parmesan cheese or bacon bits.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 4 medium potatoes, cubed

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 4 cups chopped kale

  • 1 cup half-and-half


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function.

  2. Heat oil in the cooker. Add sausage and cook until no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Add potatoes and chicken broth. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure and set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  4. Stir kale into the cooker. Select Saute function. Cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in half-and-half. Turn off the cooker and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
22g Fat
35g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 1634mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 54mg 271%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 955mg 20%

* 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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