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Vegetarian Zuppa Toscana

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Since I've become a vegetarian, I've missed eating several items from popular restaurants. Here is my great attempt at tackling a popular Italian restaurant's zuppa toscana and turning it into a vegetarian's delight! It's also easy to make vegan."
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1 h servings 440
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onions until they are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Place in the bottom of a 4-quart pot or dutch oven.
  2. Mix in sliced potatoes and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring mixture to a boil and cook, uncovered, until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife, 10 to 12 minutes. Add kale, vegetarian sausage, cayenne pepper, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cover and let simmer until half of the liquid is evaporated, about 8 minutes.
  3. Pour in half-and-half to mixture. Cover and simmer until heated through, no longer than 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute almond or soy milk for half-and-half to make this recipe vegan.
  • You can 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion for the fresh onion.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 440 calories; 24.3 42.5 18.9 34 908 Full nutrition

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Great recipe, but for me the 32 ounces (4 cups) was not close to enough for the ingredients. I would recommend keeping everything the same, but doubling the broth to 64 ounces (8 cups).