Loaded Zuppa Toscana Recipe (Better Than Olive Garden) (Video!)

This Loaded Zuppa Toscana Recipe (Tuscan Soup) is the ultimate creamy, hearty, decadently delicious comfort food, all made in ONE POT, and has been called the “best soup I have ever tasted” by many!

This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is NOT an Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat, instead it is a BETTER than Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana recipe loaded with Italian sausage, potatoes, bacon, cannellini beans, carrots, corn, and kale/spinach!  With one bite, I think you’ll agree!

Zuppa Toscana Recipe Video

This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

I looooove hearty, comforting Italian soups from my Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup, to my One Pot Lasagna Soup to my Italian Vegetable Soup to my Parmesan Tomato Basil Soup, but oh my goodness friends, this might be my favorite yet.  Get ready to fall in love with richly satisfying Zuppa Toscana soup all over again!  Because this Better Thank Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana recipe is going to have you falling hard.  To. Say. The. Least.  I love it so much I’ve even created a Creamy Tortellini Toscana Skillet version!

What is Zuppa Toscana?

If you aren’t familiar with Zuppa Toscana, which literally means, “soup in the style of Tuscany,” it is a Tuscan soup popularized in America by Olive Garden.  Classic Zuppa Toscana, however is much heartier, often consisting of not only Italian Sausage, potatoes and kale (like the Olive Garden version) but onions, celery, carrots, cannellini beans, zucchini and powdered chili.

This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

My Zuppa Toscana Recipe vs. Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe

If you love Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, I promise you will love my version too!  My Zuppa Toscana recipe has all the creamy goodness of Olive Garden’s version but with more veggies like classic Zuppa Toscana to create this truly better than Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana that you can make in ONE POT in your own home while wearing your slippers.  This Zuppa Toscana recipe is mega creamy, bursting with veggies and exploding with flavor.  This is one hearty bowl of soup that you will never want to put down!

This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

How to Make Zuppa Toscana

  1.  To make this Zuppa Toscana, we start with by cooking our bacon in the same pot we’re going to cook the rest of our soup.  We use the leftover bacon grease to saute and infuse our mirepoix with even more flavor.
This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

Mirepoix (pronounced “meer-pwah”), is simply a fancy French term for the combination of diced carrots, onions and celery sautéed in butter/olive oil and in this case, bacon fat – mmmm. Every chef will tell you that every great soup or stew should begin with a mirepoix.  And I heartily agree.  It adds richness and depth of flavor that can’t be achieved any other way.  Chopping the celery, onions and carrots is probably the most time consuming part of this whole Zuppa Toscana recipe, but it’s so worth it.  You can chop all your veggies in advance or you can even buy mirepoix by the jar and keep it in your refrigerator (I have a few friends with young children that swear by this shortcut)!

2.  Next, we cook our sausage and garlic then sprinkle in our flour and cook for couple minutes to get rid of the raw flour smell then add our potatoes, creamy cannellini beans, creamed corn (also helps thicken the soup while adding flavor), and sweet corn.

This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

3.  Next, we whisk in our chicken broth.  Now, a trick I use often in soups and sauces is to whisk some cornstarch into some milk before adding it to the soup.  This makes the milk behave like heavy cream and helps thicken the soup.  Finally, add our blend of handpicked herbs and spices…

This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

4.   Simmer until the potatoes are tender (about 15 minutes) and you can barely resist the aroma escaping your soup pot.

This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

5.  Stir in half and half, spinach or kale and half of your chopped bacon.

This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

6.  Garnish individual bowls with remaining bacon and as much freshly grated Parmesan you heart desires.

This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

Tips and Tricks To Zuppa Toscana Soup

  • Lean Ground Beef.  Italian Sausage has wonderful flavor but you can substitute it with lean ground beef with a dash of Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes
  • Buy/prechop Mirepoix.   Chopping the celery, onions and carrots is probably the most time consuming part of this whole Zuppa Toscana recipe, but it’s so worth it.  You can chop all your veggies in advance or you can even buy mirepoix by the jar and keep it in your refrigerator (I have a few friends with young children that swear by this shortcut)!
  • Potatoes.  You can peel and chop your potatoes in advance and them keep them refrigerated submerged in water so they don’t discolor.

Is Zuppa Toscana Healthy?

Zuppa Toscana is naturally loaded with nutritious veggies and this version uses flour, cornstarch and half and half instead of heavy cream.  Still, if you would like to make this Zuppa Toscana recipe healthier, then there are a few substitutions you can make:

  • Bacon Substitute.  Replace bacon with turkey bacon.
  • Italian Sausage substitute.  Substitute the pork Italian Sausage with ground chicken or lean ground turkey with beef bouillon, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.
  • Half and Half Substitute.  Increase the flour to ½ cup the cornstarch to ¼ cup and replace the half and half with milk.
  • More Veggies.  Decrease the amount of potatoes and increase the quantity of other vegetables.
This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

Can I Freeze Zuppa Toscana Soup?

No, I don’t recommend freezing Zuppa Toscana due to the creamy nature of the soup and the potatoes.  The potatoes will not freeze well and turn into an unpleasant grainy, disintegrating, mushy texture.

What Goes With Zuppa Toscana Soup?

Serve Zuppa Toscana Soup with my family favorite Ugly Duckling Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks for the ultimate Better than Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana experience!   Cheesy Pesto Pull Apart Bread or Spinach Dip French Bread would also be fabulous.  This creamy soup would also be delicious with a big green salad, Cucumber, Tomato Salad or Wedge Salad.

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This one pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana Soup is truly better than Olive Garden's - by a long shot!  It's creamy, comforting. makes great leftovers and my family LOVES it!  

Better Than Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

This ONE POT Loaded Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup) is the ultimate creamy, hearty, decadently delicious comfort food!  This ONE POT Loaded Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup) is the ultimate creamy, hearty, decadently delicious comfort food and has been called the "best soup I have ever tasted" by many! This Zuppa Toscana is BETTER than Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana recipe loaded with Italian sausage, potatoes, bacon, cannellini beans, carrots, corn, and kale/spinach!
Servings: 10 bowls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon uncooked
  • 1 pound bulk/ground spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped (approx. 1 ½ cups)
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped (approx. 1 ½ cups)
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 pounds/3 medium russet potatoes chopped into bite size cubes
  • 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans rinsed and rained
  • 1 15 oz. can can sweet corn rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz. can creamed corn
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp EACH dried parsley, salt
  • 1/2 tsp EACH dried basil, dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp EACH dried thyme, pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste (optional if you like heat)

Add later:

  • 2-3 cups half and half
  • 4 cups loosely packed fresh chopped spinach or kale

Garnish (optional)

  • remaining bacon in directions
  • fresh parsley
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in Dutch oven/large stock pot until crispy; remove from pot. Drain all but 2 tablespoons bacon grease or add additional olive oil to equal about 2 tablespoons.
  • Add onions, carrots and celery and sauté for 5 minutes over medium heat. Increase heat to medium high and add sausage and garlic and cook, while crumbling meat, until meat is browned, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and cook, while stirring, an additional 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat to low and stir in potatoes, cannellini beans, creamed corn and sweet corn. Add chicken broth. Whisk cornstarch with milk (you can whisk with as little as 1 cup milk, just enough so it dissolves) and add to pot. Stir in Dijon, bay leaves and all seasonings.
  • Increase heat to high, cover pot and bring to a boil. Remove lid and reduce heat to a gentle simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in half and half, adding additional broth or half and half if desired for a less “chunky” soup and warm through.
  • Remove from heat and stir in spinach/kale and half of chopped bacon.
  • Garnish individual servings with remaining bacon and Parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

Don't miss the "how to make" recipe video at the top of the post!
This recipe makes a lot of soup so consider halving the recipe if you don't like leftovers.

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57 Comments

  1. Rachel F says

    Oh my goondess, this looks delicious!! You are the soup (and honestly just all-around cooking) queen! I made your chicken corn chowder for my family this week, and am turning around and making more today for a family that’s caring for an injured loved one. What’s more comforting than delicious soup??? One question about this soup, I have never been a fan of Italian sausage, I can’t take the taste of fennel, what are your recommendations for Italian sausage subsititutions? Thanks for another great recipe Jen, I hope you are doing well! 🙂

    • Jen says

      Thank you Rachel, I hope you can make it soon! I am so glad you loved the Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder as it is one of my all time favs! As far a substitute, I would just substitute lean ground beef and then add red pepper flakes to taste. Hope that helps, enjoy!

      • Adrianna says

        I bought hot pork sausage and it tasted perfectly!

        • Jen says

          yum! I’m so happy you loved it! Thanks Adrianna!

  2. Sarah says

    No, this is not a copy cat of the soup at all. You added too many other things like beans and carrots. I make the copy cat version all the time and mine tastes exactly like the original.

    • Jen says

      Hi Sarah, this is not a copycat but a “better than Olive Garden” version as I explained in the post by adding more veggies that are found in classic Zuppa Toscana. You definitely don’t have to make it but it is truly is amazing.

      • Julie says

        I will never understand the motivation to leave a mean comment that is neither constructive nor helpful to anyone. If you don’t like a recipe — which is being provided to you free of charge btw — just quietly move on. I personally would never eat at Olive Garden these days and think this soup looks delicious and hearty. I can always trust your flavor profiles Jen as you season much like I do in my recipes. Appreciate all your hard work and creativity!

        • Jen says

          You are awesome Julie, thank you so much for your kind, appreciative, encouraging comment! I rarely get negative comments and when I do, its from someone who hasn’t even tried the recipe! I love hearing you are enjoying my recipes and it sounds like we are foodie kindred spirits in the flavor profile department 🙂 I am excited for you to try this soup and hopefully love it as much as us! Thanks for brightening my day! xoxo

  3. Nicola says

    Jen, HUGE fan! Made your chipotle chicken empanadas last night and they were DELICIOUS! Here’s the thing – I’m flexitarian (only eat meat sparingly and limit to poultry and fish only) but I love the concept of this soup. Do you think substituting some sort of chicken sausage and using turkey bacon would be okay substitutes?

    • Jen says

      Hi Nicola, I’m so happy you already made my chicken empanadas and they were a hit, thank you! Yes, I think those substitutions would be completely fine. The spicy Italian sausage has tons of flavor so just make sure to add additional red pepper flakes and salt to taste. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  4. Rachel says

    Jen, this is another amazing soup. Great texture and wonderful flavor combination. And it makes a ton so that means I have all my lunches ready to go for the week. I’ve had the OG original, which I remember liking but don’t remember the flavor profile exactly. This one just has so much more going on for flavor and texture. I highly recommend.

    • Jen says

      Hi Rachel, thanks for your kind comment and recipe recommendation! I’m so happy you enjoyed it and you are right, it makes a lot – I will make a note of that but, like you, I love the leftovers! Happy Sunday!

  5. Misty says

    Oh my goodness!! I finally made this soup and it is amazing!!! However I have so much left, does this freeze well??

    • Jen says

      Hi Misty, I’m thrilled you loved this soup! Unfortunately, I don’t find soups with potatoes or milk/cream freeze very well, sorry!

      • Misty says

        That’s ok! Just gives me a reason to not cook for a few days lol! Again I have to praise you for this wonderful recipe!

        • Jen says

          lol! That’s why I love soup – leftovers are the best :)! Thanks Misty!

  6. Pat says

    I made this soup today and I knew it would be good because let’s face it what’s not to love about a soup with bacon, sausage and cheese. It was a hundred, no, a thousand times better. All the flavors melded together into a fantastic bowl of soup. Yes, it made a lot but I ate a lot. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe. It’s a keeper.

    • Jen says

      Love your comment Pat!!! I’m thrilled it was 1000x better than what you imagined – wahoo! Thank you for making my day!

  7. Michele says

    This was ridiculously good. Too bad it doesn’t freeze well but that means it’s the perfect dinner for guests especially during these cold months. (Not that Carlsbad gets too frigid! We are in Va Beach but will be moving back to O-side next summer… can’t wait to be back on the Left Coast! And I’m still gonna make the soup there too!) I love all the seasonings you use… it really makes for delicious food. Thanks for another terrific recipe!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Michele, I’m so happy you loved it! That is awesome you are moving to Oceanside – hey neighbor! We are wimps out here when it comes to cold but I love a good soup in almost any weather! Good luck with your move and future welcome to San Diego!

  8. Susanne says

    My family loves soup, but can’t have milk. This looks so delicious, could it be made without milk?

    • Jen says

      Hi Susanne, you could use whatever milk substitutes you currently use or you can replace the milk with broth and it will still be delicious, just not creamy. Hope that helps!

    • Caron says

      I use full fat coconut milk in many recipes (including other versions of Zuppa Toscana) and it works great! Don’t worry, there’s no coconut flavor at all!

  9. Tyler says

    I’ve made several of Jen’s recipes (love this site) and have sat quietly in the background- not a big online poster- but I have to say that this soup is unbelievable. I don’t think I’ve ever made something from this site that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed, but this soup may be my favorite yet! This is really a pretty simple recipe- but everything adds so much flavor. I’m still eating leftovers and am already thinking about when I should make this again. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Jen says

      Hi Tyler, this is the best comment of 2018 :)! Seriously though, I am so happy you took the time to comment and make my day! I am thrilled you are loving my site/recipes and found a new favorite in this soup! I hope you continue to find more recipes to love! I look forward to hearing what your next new “favorite” is!

  10. Karen says

    OMG! So, first came the thai curry soup, which was delicious and hearty. And today is a day of Carlsbad Cravings recipes. I have just finished making this soup, and it is insanely delicious!!!! And for later on, the honey apricot meatballs are cooking away in the slow cooker. I was going to get ambitious and also try cooking the coconut cashew chicken bites, but for a non-cook, two recipes in a day is killing it. Thank you so much for sharing these delicious recipes!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Karen, I am so happy you are enjoying them! I love all the recipes you just mentioned, and that is amazing you are making 2 in one day! Even for an experienced cook more than that is ambitious! I am so glad you loved this soup and I hope you loved the meatballs as well, they are one of my favs!

  11. Stephanie S. says

    Made this soup last night & it was absolutely delicious, it was a party in the mouth with flavor and texture! Another hit with the family. Tonight I’m making your turkey chili to go with this cold rain storm we have today in Southern California 🙂

    • Jen says

      I am looking out the window at the same rainstorm and loving your idea of turkey chili – mmmm! I’m so pleased you loved this Zuppa Toscana, it is one of my favorites!

  12. Patti says

    Just made for Christmas Eve dinner, amazing, and I’ve not added the spinach, bacon or half and half

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Patti! I’m so pleased it was Christmas worthy! Merry Christmas!

  13. Wes says

    My favorite soup, and that of most of my family. Thanks! Two comments. First I thing it freezes well., really well! Eating a bowl right now and it’s perfect! Just started cooking the first time I made this and did not know about “deglazing “. If you’re new to this after frying the bacon the bottom of the pan will be crusted with bacon crispies. Just add some olive oil and sauté the onions peppers and celery, kind of scrape around with a wooden spoon. The bacon gunk come up and flavors the vegetables. Great!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment Wes, I’m so honored/happy this is your favorite soup! Thank you also for your deglazing tips and to know it freezes well!

  14. Patti says

    Sent it before I was finished writing, I did add the spinach, bacon and half and half, delicious ! I can’t wait to make it again, not enough leftovers with so much love! Posted the picture on Pinterest !

    • Jen says

      Thanks for sharing a pic on Pinteret Patti! I’m so happy you loved it so much!

  15. Stephanie says

    Let me start by saying I love your blog and find your recipes to be delicious and extremely creative! I made this soup last night for my husband and I and after reading a lot of reviews wanted to share some additional feedback.
    1) True to name, it is loaded with flavor and ingredients! I didn’t do any prep ahead of time, so it was a little too intensive for a weeknight at our house. Next time I’ll make on a Sunday or plan ahead.
    2) For me, this is more chowder than soup. It’s hearty, very creamy, and starts with bacon! Where I come from in New England, that’s chowder 😉
    3) I started this in my Dutch oven and had to transfer it to my stock pot. As you mention in the notes, it makes a lot! Readers take notice.
    4) I was craving that traditional light and ever so slightly creamy traditional Zuppa Toscana. I picked the wrong recipe! However, after finishing his second bowl my husband declared “best soup ever?!” And I agree, it was absolutely delicious. We’ll almost through the leftovers lol

    Thank you for sharing!! Your recipe files continue to be a favorite in our house.

    • Jen says

      Hi Stephanie, I’m so pleased you are loving my recipes, including this one! Thanks for your feedback!

  16. Steff says

    So delicious! Loved by my entire family (including kids). Thank you for this recipe!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Steff, I’m thrilled it was a winner with the entire family!

  17. Amy says

    Zuppa Toscana is my all time favorite soup and I can’t wait to make this version of it. The only thing is that I can’t stand Creamed corn. What could I substitute the Creamed corn for? Thanks

    • Jen says

      You can use traditional sweet corn and replace some of the broth more of the broth with heavy cream. Enjoy!

  18. Timma Wilson says

    Do you think this would do well in a pressure cooker? Or is some of the liquid expected to evaporate?
    I am thinking about following your recipe up to the point where you add the milk and chicken stock and finishing off in pressure cooker.

    • Jen says

      Hi Timma, I haven’t tried this in the pressure cooker yet but I’m sure it would work great. As with all soups, some of the liquid doe evaporate but this is a a chunky soup so I think you’d be fine either way.

  19. Timma says

    Step 5 says:
    Stir in half half and half, adding additional half and half or broth if desired for a less “chunky” soup and warm through.

    Is that supposed to be:
    Stir in half of the half and half
    Or
    Stir in the half and half (like all of it)

    • Jen says

      It means stir in all of it then additional if you would like a less chunky soup. enjoy!

  20. Danielle S Stoffer says

    Okay, wow! this is DELICIOUS!!! I don’t eat at Olive Garden so have not idea what that soup is, but this is amazing! I didn’t diverge much from the original, but my onion was a sweet onion (kind of large), and I did cook the hot italian sausage the night before and drained as much fat as possilbe from it. I also used the “better than buillion” chicken base and if you do that omit the measured salt at least at first (I didn’t and had to soak a big potato in the pot to get rid of some salty flavor but it wasn’ horrible-I just dont’ like a lot of salt). I also used a can of evaporated whole milk at the end instead of half and half and then added a touch of half and half (about 1/4 cup at end) to save calories and fat. Also doubled the spinach just to get rid of the big conainer i bought. it cooked down well and isn’t overpowering. added fresh parsley and basil to garnish. This is pretty and hearty enough to serve to guests coming over for casual dinner –I can’t stop eating it !!!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much for the awesome review Danielle! I’m so happy you were able to adapt it and love it!

  21. Jenn says

    This soup is amazing!! I have made it several times now. It makes a very large amount – excellent!! I have tried freezing this soup. When fully defrosted it looks separated and not appeasing however once it is warmed up and stirred well it looks and tastes good IMO!! This soup is a winner and I highly recommend it. Thank you for the recipe!!!

    • Jen says

      Thank you Jenn! I’m so happy this Zuppa Toscana is a favorite! Thank you especially for the freezing info – that is super helpful!

  22. Caitlin says

    Okay my potatoes never finish all the way- Any secrets or tips? Otherwise I LOVE this recipe!

    • Jen says

      Hi Caitlin, they probably just need to be chopped smaller then just continue to cook until they’re completely tender.

  23. Rachel says

    This soup is AMAZING! My husband and I love it! It’s delicious, hearty, and filling, and perfect for a cold fall afternoon or evening. I love that it makes a large amount as we don’t mind eating the same thing several days in a row as long as it’s delicious. And it saves me from having to cook and come up with a meal everyday. I add extra beans and corn to it whenever I make it so it has more goodies. I just saw the review mentioning it’s ok to freeze as I was thinking of doing so but was worried about the dairy and potatoes. I’ll try that one day. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Rachel, I’m so pleased it’s a favorite – you have great taste 😉 Please let me know how it freezes for you!

  24. Steff says

    This is SO delicious! I have made it many times, it’s a big hit with my family. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome! I love hearing it’s a repeat favorite, thank you!

  25. Dawn Potts says

    Absolutely delicious! And I second the freezing, it was just as delicious and once heated looked and tasted as if made fresh! I’ve yet to make anything from you that isn’t delicious xxx

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Dawn, I love hearing you’re enjoying my recipes!