Potato Sausage Soup, Toscana Style

Toscana Soup

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Yield: 1 bowl
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
368 Calories
17g Fat
23g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 368
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 29g
Calcium 107mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This potato soup with sausage and greens is purportedly similar to the Olive Garden's delicious Toscana soup. The browned Italian sausage and bacon make it a hearty soup, perfect for a lunch or dinner soup. Add a salad and crusty bread for a fabulous meal.


  • 3 links sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 medium baking potatoes (cut in half lengthwise)
  • 2 to 3 slices bacon (diced)
  • 3/4 cup onions (diced)
  • 1 medium to large clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups escarole or kale (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons chicken base
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Remove sausage from casings; brown in a skillet, breaking up until cooked through. Set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the onions and diced bacon together until the onions are translucent and bacon is crisp.

  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

  4. Add the chicken base, water, and potatoes, and escarole or kale; simmer 15 minutes.

  5. Add the browned sausage and cream. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes and serve.