Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana soup is easy and so flavorful! This Instant Pot soup recipe is filled is hearty ingredients like potatoes, kale, sausage, onions and more! Inspired by the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup, this Instant Pot recipe is sure to be a family dinner favorite!

We are back today with one of my all-time favorite soup recipes – Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana.  It’s easy, packs tons of flavor and perfect for leftovers! Try it today and let us know your thoughts!

With the colder temperature officially upon us, our house has been looking for some good, hearty soups and warm us up quick!  And what soup is better than the Olive Garden inspired Zuppa Toscana soup!  Thanks to the Instant Pot, this recipe is good to go in less than 30 minutes and feeds between 6-8 people.
If you do happen to have left overs, I think the soup is even more flavorful the following day!
The key to a hearty Zuppa Tosana soup is in your choice of meat, in my opinion.  A typical recipe will call for spicy ground Italian sausage, but you can also make with mild or chicken sausage as I have today.  I have seen a few recipes that have also made with ground pork as an option.
Similarly, you can also choose to add bacon crumbles to the mix.  And, who doesn’t love a little bacon?  For this recipe, I cooked the bacon first in the Instant Pot, but removed it before cooking the remaining recipe.  I used the bacon as a garnish or topping for those that wanted the added flavor and a little crunch.
If you are looking to make the recipe Whole30 friendly, you can also replace the half and half or heavy cream (as most Zuppa Tosana soup is made with) with coconut cream.  I have not tried this myself, but have a few girlfriends who say the replacement is still delicious!
Now, let’s get into the good stuff – the details on this delicious Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana soup!
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Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana soup is easy and so flavorful! This Instant Pot soup recipe is filled is hearty ingredients like potatoes, kale, sausage, onions and more! Inspired by the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup, this Instant Pot recipe is sure to be a family dinner favorite!
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TIPS FOR MAKING INSTANT POT ZUPPA TOSCANA SOUP:

  1. If for some reason you do not have, or cannot locate ground chicken sausage, you can also use the chicken sausage that is already encased and finely chop.  
  2. You can also choose either spicy or mild chicken sausage.  In my opinion, the spicy chicken sausage really makes this Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana soup come alive with flavor!
  3. The bacon in this recipe is optional.  I used the bacon as a topping when making this batch and it was just as flavorful.  
  4. As mentioned in the ingredients below, I also chose to use low-sodium chicken broth and it was delicious.  
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Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana soup is easy and so flavorful! This Instant Pot soup recipe is filled is hearty ingredients like potatoes, kale, sausage, onions and more! Inspired by the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup, this Instant Pot recipe is sure to be a family dinner favorite!
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INGREDIENTS FOR ZUPPA TOSCANA SOUP:

  • 3/4 pound ground spicy chicken sausage (you can also use mild, if you prefer)
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 4 small gold potatoes
  • 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups chicken broth (I used low sodium and it still came out delicious)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup half and half or whole milk (you can also use heavy cream – I used half and half)
  • 1/2 Parmesan cheese
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Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana soup is easy and so flavorful! This Instant Pot soup recipe is filled is hearty ingredients like potatoes, kale, sausage, onions and more! Inspired by the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup, this Instant Pot recipe is sure to be a family dinner favorite!
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING INSTANT POT ZUPPA TOSCANA SOUP:

  1. Turn on your Instant Pot and set to ‘Saute’ function.  When ready, add ground chicken and onions and cook until browned.  This will take approximately 4-6 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic, potatoes and celery and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.  Turn your Instant Pot off.
  3. Add broth, basil pesto, lemon juice, garlic pepper, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  4. Turn your Instant Pot to ‘Pressure Cook’ or on Manual high and cook for 8 minutes.
  5. When finished, use the natural release function and allow all steam to release completely.
  6. Once the steam is fully released, remove the lip and stir in cream, Parmesan and kale. Cook until the kale is soft or slightly wilted.
  7. Top with optional bacon, if you prefer.
  8. Serve and enjoy!!
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Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana soup is easy and so flavorful! This Instant Pot soup recipe is filled is hearty ingredients like potatoes, kale, sausage, onions and more! Inspired by the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup, this Instant Pot recipe is sure to be a family dinner favorite!
Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana soup is easy and so flavorful! This Instant Pot soup recipe is filled is hearty ingredients like potatoes, kale, sausage, onions and more! Inspired by the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup, this Instant Pot recipe is sure to be a family dinner favorite!

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