Recipe: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Have you guys ever tried the Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden? It’s so good and one of my favorite soups. I especially love it because even though it has a splash of cream it’s not a cream based soup and it’s got tons of veggies. Not only that it’s super delicious and crazy easy to make at home. I made giant pot of it over the weekend (I’ll freeze some of it) and I had instagram friends begging for the recipe so here it is.

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

You’ll Need

  • 1 lbs. Mild Italian Sausage
  • 1/4 lbs. Bacon cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 Onion diced (or if you’re lazy I used onion powder last time and that worked great)
  • 1 TBS Garlic minced
  • 10 C chicken broth (I always use the granules and water)
  • 1 bag frozen chopped spinach (I think olive garden uses kale)
  • 5-6 Potatoes halved and sliced (I now remove the skin since the musicmaker is a whiner)
  • 1 C Heavy Cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cook up the bacon. When the bacon is halfway done throw in the onion and sausage and cook until onions are translucent. Add garlic and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add sliced potatoes. Cook until potatoes are soft. Add spinach and cook until heated through. Turn off heat and add heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste.

Super easy, yummy, and not too bad for you. Enjoy! If you want to freeze it wait to add the cream until you’re ready to eat it but I have frozen leftovers we didn’t finish that already had the cream in it and it worked great. Also if you have people who don’t do dairy you can leave out the cream and it’s still super tasty too. This is one of my favorite meals to take to new moms.
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  1. Marissa…this looks so wonderful and our weather just turned cold. I’m putting the ingredients on my shopping list for a weekend dinner! Thank you!!

  2. that looks AMAZING!

  3. It looks so delicious! Definitely making it soon!

  4. oooh this looks DELICIOUS! I don’t know if I’ve ever had it at Oliver Garen since it’s been ages last time I went but this is definitely something to try.

  5. Thanks for the party! That hydrangea wreath is gorgeous!

  6. Looks so yummy!

  7. This is everything I love in a soup. Pinning to my recipe list so I can whip up a giant pot and freeze some!

  8. this looks great!! found you on a link up

  9. This looks so good. I love dishes with sausage in them and this one looks like a winner.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  10. Thanks for linking up at the Ginger Jamboree! I featured your project today…come on over and grab a featured button if you’d like!

  11. Yumm!!! Looks delicious! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up last week! See you again on Thursday night!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  12. Yum!! I only go to Olive Garden for the soup, salad and breadsticks – can’t e beat!

  13. Looks good , I love their soup. Will have to give try. Thanks for sharing at the recipe hop at Make Ahead Meals.

  14. What a tasty soup! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  15. I’ve never had this before! We don’t get to go to olive garden much but this looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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