Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana

The copycat recipe for Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana can be found all over the internet and for the most part, they are all the same. I followed this recipe pretty close making only a few changes. It turned out tasting identical to what I've had in Olive Garden... And it's easy!


  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 large Russet baking potatoes, sliced in half and then 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 large (very large!) onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits (Or Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits and more than 1/4 cup!!!)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups Kale or Swiss Chard, chopped (Swiss Chard is so much better)
  • 16 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 quart water (Or, what I learned is... make this 1 quart chicken broth, too)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Brown sausage in a soup pot, breaking it up into large, bite-size pieces. Add chicken broth and water (or all broth!) to pot and deglaze. Place onions, potato and garlic in pot. Cook on medium, simmering, until potatoes are done. Add bacon. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer another 10 minutes. Turn heat to low. Add Kale/Swiss Chard and cream. Heat through and serve... With salad!!!


Vijitha said...

Yummo yum meeso!Thanks for the wonderful recipe

Priya Suresh said...

Wonderful dishes,simply inviting..