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

Gnocchi Zuppa Toscana

Katerina | Diethood
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.
Servings : 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 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)


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




Calories: 437 kcal | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 30 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 745 mg | Potassium: 436 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 1890 IU | Vitamin C: 22.7 mg | Calcium: 69 mg | Iron: 3.4 mg | Net Carbs: 25 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gnocchi, italian sausage, potatoes, soup recipe