Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana | Easy Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

Gnocchi Zuppa Toscana

If you like Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, you're going to LOVE this amazing homemade version! A delicious soup recipe with Italian sausage, bacon & gnocchi.

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Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 437 kcal


  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage, hot or mild, casings removed
  • 6 cups low sodium fat free chicken broth
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven or non-stick soup pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in diced bacon and diced onions; cook for 2 minutes, or until onions begin to soften.
  3. Add garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned and no longer pink, about 5 more minutes.
  5. Add chicken broth, salt and pepper; bring soup to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and stir in gnocchi and kale.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the heavy cream and cook for 2 more minutes.
  8. Remove from heat; taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

  9. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Gnocchi Zuppa Toscana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 745mg31%
Potassium 436mg12%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1890IU38%
Vitamin C 22.7mg28%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.