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Copycat Zupa de Toscana Soup Recipe

This delicious, and surprisingly easy, copycat Zupa de Toscana soup recipe is my all-time favorite soup. It’s creamy, delicious, and packs a ton of flavor! Best of all, it’s really easy to make and very filling. It’s one of the few meals in my home that not one of us complain about!

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Copycat Zupa de Toscana Soup

Zupa de Toscana Soup

Ingredients:

  • 4 or more pieces of bacon
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion
  • 9 cups water
  • Chicken bouillon
  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Spinach

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Directions:

We cook everything together in stages in our Kitchen Fair 8 qt Dutch Oven. It’s a HUGE pot that is perfectly sized for preparing our Zupa recipe!

Start by frying up the bacon, then remove from the pot and set aside to cool.

Next, fry sausage together with garlic paste and crushed red pepper. When browned, add in onions and cook until onions are translucent.

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Add water and chicken bouillon. You’ll need at least one cube (or equivalent if you choose chicken stock) per cup of water, or more. We like to add a little extra chicken bouillon for a stronger flavor. Bring to a boil.

Slice your potatoes into really thin slices, au gratin style while you’re waiting for the soup mixture to boil.

Crumble up the cooled bacon and sliced potatoes to the pot. Continue to cook until the potatoes are done. Add in the heavy cream and stir to combine.

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Just before serving, add in spinach.

Copycat Olive Garden Zupa de Toscana Soup recipe

This soup is creamy, flavorful, and so good that we all asks for seconds! The recipe serves approximately 10 servings (enough to feed a family of 8-10 or enough for about 6 adults).

Zupa de Toscana Soup Recipe

Copycat Zupa de Toscana Soup Recipe
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients:
  • Ingredients:
  • 4 or more pieces of bacon
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion
  • 9 cups water
  • Chicken bouillon
  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Spinach
Directions:
  1. Start by frying up the bacon, then remove from the pot and set aside to cool.
  2. Next, fry sausage together with garlic paste and crushed red pepper. When browned, add in onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add water and chicken bouillon. You'll need at least one cube (or equivalent if you choose chicken stock) per cup of water, or more. We like to add a little extra chicken bouillon for a stronger flavor. Bring to a boil.
  4. Slice your potatoes into really thin slices, au gratin style while you're waiting for the soup mixture to boil.
  5. Crumble up the cooled bacon and sliced potatoes to the pot. Continue to cook until the potatoes are done. Add in the heavy cream and stir to combine.
  6. Just before serving, add in spinach.

 

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Michelle James

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

This soup sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up with #HomeMattersParty

Rose Atwater

Sunday 15th of May 2016

I've never heard of this before but man does it look good! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party!

Carol, The Red Painted Cottage

Sunday 15th of May 2016

I LOVE this soup. Our youngest son came up with a version that is so delicious, but it's in his head. I've got to get him to write it down and in the meantime, I'm making your version!

Danielle

Thursday 12th of May 2016

My family isn't big on soup, but I love it! I've never had this kind before and can't wait to try it. So glad it's easy to make and I'll get it all to myself!

Crystal

Thursday 12th of May 2016

That's one of my favorite soups! I can't wait to try out this recipe & be able to have my favorite whenever I want it.

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