Tuscan Kale and Potato Soup (Zupa Toscana)

Tuscan Kale and Potato Soup (Zupa Toscana)

Tuscan Kale and Potato Soup (Zupa Toscana)

Potatoes USA
Italian sausage, tender kale and hearty potatoes slow simmered in a cream-based broth with garlic and onions.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340 kcal


  • 1 ½ Ounces Bacon chopped
  • 1 Pound Sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 ½ Cups Alsum yellow onion diced
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano dried
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic fresh, chopped
  • 1 ½ Pounds Alsum russet potatoes skin on, diced 1" pieces
  • 6 Cups Chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 1 Cup Heavy cream
  • 3 Cups Kale chopped
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Black pepper freshly ground


  • Turn multicooker to sauté mode and add chopped bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally until the bacon renders out most of its fat. Remove bacon pieces and set aside.
  • Add sausage and cook until the fat is rendered and the sausage is brown. Remove sausage and drain all but 2 teaspoons of the rendered fat.
  • Add onions to multicooker and begin to cook them in the reserved fat. After 1-2 minutes add the oregano and stir. When the onions start to look translucent add the garlic and stir.
  • Pour in broth, stirring and making sure you scrape bottom of pot to get any brown bits (deglaze).
  • Add potatoes and the sausage back in.
  • Check to make sure the contents do not go over the Max Fill line marked on the inner liner.
  • Press the button to cancel sauté mode. Close the lid, set the steam release knob to sealing.
  • Set to manual (or pressure cook) and choose 5 minutes (high pressure). The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.
  • After cooking cycle ends, allow a 10-minute NPR (natural pressure release).
  • Do a controlled quick release for the rest of the steam and when the pin in the lid drops, open the lid.
  • Add the kale and stir well. Cover and let heat through for 5 minutes to soften the kale. Stir in the heavy cream. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Garnish with bacon and enjoy.


Serving: 8servingsCalories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 20gFat: 19gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1840mgPotassium: 584mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 15mg