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How to Cook Zuppa Tuscana + Video: Mother’s Day Delights

How to Cook Zuppa Tuscana - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comThis recipe for How to Cook Zuppa Tuscana creates a beautiful Italian-style soup that is both very filling and truly delicious.

Chock full of sausage, kale & potatoes, with a flavorful & creamy broth, your family and friends will love it!

How to Cook Zuppa Tuscana:

This is one of our favorite soups.

Type: Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min
Yield: ~ 10 servings

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:


  • ~ 12 cups cold water – total
  • 2 large bunches of kale – washed & drained
  • potatoes~ 1 doz fingerling potatoes or other potatoes – sliced; yielding about 4 cups of sliced potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion – diced
  • 1 lb sausage of your choosing – preferably Italian sausage
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 18 freshly ground peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano – finely chopped; if you have it, or dried will be okay
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Bayou Classic Stockpot with Lid & Boil Basket - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comInto a large stockpot or cooking pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add in sausage and brown. Once browned, remove sausage from pot and set aside.
  3. Into the same stockpot, add the onion and cook, stirring often, until somewhat translucent. Then, stir in the garlic & salt, and continue stirring for 1 – 2 min being careful not to burn the garlic.
  4. Add about 6 cups of water to stockpot, to prevent garlic and onions from burning.
  5. Remove ribs from kale and tear into bite-sized pieces. Add into stockpot.
  6. Return sausage back to stockpot.
  7. Add enough water to cover the kale in the stockpot – about 6 more cups, depending on size of pot and amount of kale used.
  8. Bring water to a boil on medium heat and then turn to a simmer, cooking for about 1 hr.
  9. Add potatoes to soup, stir and cook until tender – about 10 – 15 min.
  10. When soup is cooked, stir in cream and finish with butter.
  11. To finish, add in fresh oregano, correct seasoning, and stir through.

This recipe for how to cook Zuppa Tuscana is so hearty and satisfying that all you need to accompany it is a loaf of fresh bread and dinner is done.


I hope you enjoy this Italian Food Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com.

Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos.

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