Follow this recipe to make the soul and tastebud satisfying Zuppa Toscana soup at home

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Don’t leave the house, make Olive Garden’s salty, savory Zuppa Toscana soup at home! Perfect for a DIY date night, those chilly PA days, or just because this soup is THAT good.

Crockpot Zuppa Toscana

At home recipe of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana soup
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Crockpot Meal, Slowcooker Recipe, Soup
Servings: 6
Author: Sabreena Miller


  • Slow Cooker


  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 cups Fresh, Chopped Kale
  • 2 Russet Potatoes Large
  • 1 lb Ground Pork While the dish calls for pork, we generally use ground venison. Feel free to use your ground meat substitute of choice.
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Salt


  • Turn your slow cooker on high.
  • Add 5 cups of chicken broth and cover as this heats.
  • Thinly slice the 2 potatoes. Note: Slice each potato the long way into halves, then thinly slice each half into half-circles.
  • Dice the yellow onion.
  • Mince garlic.
  • Add the potatoes, onion, and garlic to the slow cooker. Allow this to cook on high for 2 hours. At this point, the potatoes will be cooked through.
  • Turn crockpot to the low setting.
  • Prepare the ground meat. It's not necessary to season the meat at this stage considering the seasoning of the broth.
  • Drain off as much oil from the cooked meat as you can.
  • After draining the meat, add it to the crockpot along with the kale and chili flakes.
  • Add salt 1 tbsp at a time to season to your liking.
  • Continue cooking on low for an additional hour.
  • After one hour, stir in whipping cream and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
Zuppa Toscana

Give this recipe a try and serve with warm bread and a crisp caesar salad to deliver the restaurant experience straight to your kitchen table. Let us know what you think!

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Sabreena Miller

Sabreena Miller and her family have made a home for themselves in Bellevue, Pennsylvania — a small, yet dynamic borough located just outside the city of Pittsburgh. Here, she uses her experience in public service, expertise in blighted property law, and her amazing personality to help revitalize and improve her neighborhood as a board member of the local community development corporation.

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