Zuppa Toscana Soup

Zuppa Toscana is a hearty soup made with Italian sausage, potatoes, and kale in a creamy, rich broth. Naturally gluten free and full of flavor it can be made on the stove top, in a crock pot or an instant pot.... Recipe from A Stray Kitchen

Creamy, salty, broth with potatoes, kale, and spicy sausage. Zuppa Toscana is a hearty soup perfect for cold winter nights.


Units Scale
  • 1 TBS Oil (Avocado, Olive, or Onion oil)
  • 1 LB Italian Sausage
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 4 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 Large Onion (Minced)
  • 2 Qt Chicken or Vegetable stock
  • 4 Large Yukon gold Potatoes (Diced)
  • 2 Bunches Kale (Chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (Plus extra for people who really like it cheesey)


  1. Heat an enameled cast iron pot over medium heat. Once hot add in the oil and the sausage and saute till the meat is brown. 
  2. Add in the butter, garlic, and onions and saute until the onions have softened and have become translucent. 
  3. Add in the Stock and potatoes and simmer until potatoes are soft enough to pierce with a fork (20ish minutes)
  4. Add in the kale and allow it to wilt into the soup. Then add in the sour cream, heavy whipping cream and dijon mustard. Mix together and add the salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with Parmesan cheese on the side


If using a crock pot to make this, saute the meat before adding everything into the crock pot to cook. This will give the soup a better depth of flavor.


Keywords: Gluten free, kale, Sausage, Soup, zuppa toscana