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Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat

Course Dinner
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 429 kcal
Author Sarah Averett


  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage {I use mild}
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 quart water {4 cups}
  • 2 large russet potatoes sliced into fourths, lengthwise, and then in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits {about 5-6 slices of cooked bacon crumbled}
  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Brown sausage in a large skillet on medium heat. Strain and rinse fat. {You don't HAVE to rinse your sausage, but you'll get a greasy orange film if you don't. There's a little more flavor to it though, so it's your preference.}

  2. Combine chicken broth and water in a large pot and stir. Add the sausage, potatoes, onion, and garlic. Cook on medium heat until potatoes are soft, about 10-15 minutes.

  3. Add bacon, salt, and pepper and let simmer on medium-low for another ten minutes.

  4. Turn to low heat and add kale and cream. Heat through completely and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 918mg40%
Potassium 562mg16%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2113IU42%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.