Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana Recipe
If you love the Zuppa Toscana at your local chain Italian restaurant, you will adore this soup. The rich soup is made with Italian sausage, potatoes, cream, and crushed red pepper.
If you love the Zuppa Toscana at your local Olive Garden®, you'll love this recipe for rich soup packed with Italian sausage, potatoes, and kale.
Crumbled bacon, Italian sausage, chopped kale and cream are combined in this chicken stock based soup with potatoes.
My boyfriend and I loved this soup. Note - you should like spice. The 1-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper adds quite a bite but we love that. He thought it got spicier the longer it sat in the fridge but I thought the spice weakened. Definitely take the time to drain the sausage otherwise you'll end up with an icky layer of grease on top that will coagulate in the fridge. The end result? Undoubtedly similar yet BETTER than Olive Garden's version. Definitely used the kale in place of the spinach and it stayed pretty firm. Bonus for the kale, bake up the remainder to make kale chips. Yum!
Good! Next time might use spicy sausage instead but this is really good like it is too
This is a great recipe! Will definitely use this one each time. If you have a little trouble with the "red pepper" spice. I used a little less, however the spicy heat doesn't bother me, but I just like a little less.
Just made a few little changes to this recipe. I used turkey sausage, 7 potatoes, and ready-to-use bacon crumbles, better than bouillon instead of cans of broth, and milk instead of heavy cream. It was absolutely fantastic, better, I dare say, than the soup from the chain.