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Bowl of zuppa toscana soup with bread slices to the left of the bowl

Homemade Zuppa Toscana Soup

If you are looking for a soup to warm you up, this homemade Zuppa Toscana soup is sure to do the trick!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword soup, zuppa toscana soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 Medium Onion diced
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 lb Mild Italian Sausage
  • 4 Slices Bacon sliced small
  • 1 Cup Spinach or Kale chopped
  • 64 oz Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • 4 Medium Potatoes sliced thin
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream


  1. Cook sausage and red pepper flakes in a large skillet until cooked well. Drain and set aside.

  2. Cook bacon until cooked well. You want to cook until it is just before the crispy stage. Reserve a small amount of bacon grease. Crumble bacon and set aside.

  3. Add grease to a large pot, add onion, and garlic and cook until translucent. Just be careful not to burn it.

  4. Pour the broth into the onion mixture and bring to a boil.

  5. Add potatoes and cook until tender.

  6. Reduce heat and stir in cream and sausage and bacon.

  7. The last thing to do is to add the spinach or kale into the soup just a few minutes before serving