Zuppa Soup Recipe

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Italian sausage,  kale and potato soup


If you have an Olive Garden Restaurant nearby, the chances are you’ve probably tried this soup. The first time I had Zuppa Toscana, or simply Zuppa soup was a few years ago at my local Olive Garden and since then, I’ve tried a few versions of Zuppa recipes. Recently, I found one that my family loves. This defiitely satisfied our cravings for Zuppa soup; hopefully you and your family will enjoy this too!


2 bunches kale

12 small red potatoes, sliced thin

1 whole onion, chopped

1-1/2 pound Italian sausage

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more To Taste)

4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth

2 cups whole milk

2 cups half-and-half

4 cups water

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

salt and pepper to taste



Tear kale into bite-sized pieces and set it aside. (chop up kale ribs for soup or reserve for juicing)

In a medium pot, boil sliced potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside.

In a large pot, crumble and brown the Italian sausage. Drain as much fat as you can using a spoon or paper towels. Stir in the red pepper flakes, chicken broth, milk, half-and-half and water. Bring soup to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add the potatoes, then stir in the kale. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


Kale that’s been torn into bite-sized pieces.

sliced-red-potatoes-for-zuppa soup

Sliced red potatoes in strainer.


Zuppa soup cooking in a big pot.

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Delicious Zuppa soup served with your favorite bread and salad or enjoy a simple meal of soup and crackers!

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks.

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  1. This recipe looks delicious. I’m pinning it. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  2. I’m sure that is delicious! I need a soup for this freezing cold day! I found you from the Delicate Construction link party.

    • I’m glad you stopped by. Thank you for taking time to say hello. I hope you enjoy this yummy soup. Have a Happy New Year!

  3. I could totally use this right now- the cold is hitting hard! I love your oversized mugs- so fun! Thanks for joining us on the Photo Friday Blog Hop! Hope to see you next week 🙂

    • Deirdre, thank you for stopping by and taking time to say hello. I hope you’ll enjoy this yummy soup! Have a Happy New Year!