Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

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Your family will love this Italian-Inspired Creamy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana! Super easy to make Pressure Cooker Sausage Kale Potato Soup packed with deliciously savory-umami aromatic flavors & textures.

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We just had our first snow of the season!!

There’s just something magical, or rather mesmerizing, about watching white snow fall from the sky.

Nothing beats snuggling up with a cozy bowl of deliciously soul-soothing soup, right by the fireplace covered up in my favorite blankie, enjoying the creation of a beautiful wintery painting unfolds before my eyes. 🙂

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Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup has topped our charts as one of the most requested Instant Pot Recipes from A+J fans. So we’re thrilled to share this tasty recipe with you!!

Zuppa Toscana literally means “Tuscany-style soup”.

Satisfying . Comforting . Filling .

Zuppa Toscana is not a heavy thick hearty soup, but creamy & light yet packed with flavors.

A spoonful of textures from the fresh aromatic kale, cooked down hearty potatoes, flavorsome meaty juicy sausage bites with crisped bacon bits in creamy savory-umami soup.

The lovely aroma & flavors that linger in your mouth will make you keep coming back for more!

Stay warm & enjoy the Deliciously Creamy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana!

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Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

Your family will love this Italian-Inspired Creamy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana! Super easy to make Pressure Cooker Sausage Kale Potato Soup packed with deliciously savory-umami flavors.
4.97 from 30 votes
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Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 - 8
Calories: 544kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (505g) Italian sausage with basil , cut to 0.5 inch thick
  • 6 slices (220g) bacon , chopped
  • ½ - 1 bunch (150 - 300g) kale with stems removed
  • 1 (250g) large onion , chopped
  • 2 (820g) russet potatoes , cut into cubes
  • 3 (16g) garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 cups (1L) unsalted chicken stock
  • A pinch dried thymes
  • 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • For spicy: ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Brown Chopped Bacon: Place chopped bacon in Instant Pot, then heat up Instant Pot using Sauté Normal function. Slowly render out the bacon fat. Stir occasionally and allow the bacon bits to crisp (~11 - 12 mins). Remove bacon bits from Instant Pot and place on paper towel to absorb the excess fat.
  • Brown Sausages & Onions: Brown 1 lb Italian sausages in Instant Pot for 3 minutes. Flip and brown the other side for another 3 minutes. Then add chopped onions and saute for 3 minutes. Add in minced garlic & a pinch of dried thyme. 
    Add in ½ tsp red pepper flakes if you want it a bit spicier. Saute for another minute.
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour in ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock, then completely deglaze the bottom of the pot with wooden spoon.
  • Pressure Cook Zuppa Toscana: Add 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, 3 ½ cups (875ml) unsalted chicken stock, and 820g russet potato cubes in Instant Pot. Give it a quick mix and close lid. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release.
  • Add Kale & Cream: Heat up the Instant Pot by using the "Saute" button. Add in ½ - 1 bunch (150g - 300g) kale. Let the soup boil for 2 - 3 minutes. Add in 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream or half & half, then turn off the heat once the soup starts to simmer.
  • Add in Bacon & Adjust Seasoning: Right before serving, add in crisped bacon bits and give it a quick mix. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more salt (we added 2 - 3 pinches of kosher salt at the end). Serve & Enjoy this creamilious Zuppa Toscana!~ 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 71.4% | Vitamin C: 57.7% | Calcium: 10.7% | Iron: 13.7%
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American-Italian
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Cooking Guide

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Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe.

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We used Italian mild Pork Sausage with Basil for this recipe.

*Pro Tip: We cut our sausages into 0.5″ bite size (as shown in photo below) because we like them this way. Feel free to cut them smaller if you like. 🙂

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1

Brown Chopped Bacon


Place chopped bacon in Instant Pot, then heat up Instant Pot using Sauté Normal function.

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Slowly render out the bacon fat. Stir occasionally and allow the bacon bits to crisp (~11 – 12 mins).

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Remove bacon bits from Instant Pot and place on paper towel to absorb the excess fat.

2

Brown Sausages and Onions


Add 1 lb Italian sausages in Instant Pot, then let them brown for 3 minutes.

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Flip and brown the other side for another 3 minutes.

Then add chopped onions and saute for 3 minutes.

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Add in minced garlic & a pinch of dried thyme.

Now is a good time to add in ½ tsp red pepper flakes if you want it a bit more spicy. 🙂 Then saute for another minute.

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3

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour in ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock, then completely deglaze the bottom of the pot with wooden spoon.

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4

Pressure Cook Zuppa Toscana


Add 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, 3 ½ cups (875ml) unsalted chicken stock, and 820g russet potatoes cubes in Instant Pot.

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Give it a quick mix and close lid. Turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 3 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release

After 10 minutes of Natural Release, carefully turn Venting Knob to the Venting position to release the remaining pressure.

Once the floating valve drops, remove the lid.

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5

Add Kale & Cream


Heat up the Instant Pot by using the “Saute” button.

Add in ½ – 1 bunch (150g – 300g) fresh kale.

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Let the soup boil for 2 – 3 minutes.

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Add in 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream or half & half.

Then turn off the heat once the soup starts to simmer.

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6

Add in Bacon & Adjust Seasoning


Right before serving, add in crisped bacon bits and give it a quick mix.

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Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more salt.

*For Reference: we added in 2 – 3 pinches of kosher salt at the end.

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Ta da! You did it!! 😀

Serve & Enjoy your Irresistibly Creamy & Delicious Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana!

Buon appetito!~ 🙂

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  1. This soup was easy and delicious to prepare in my Instant Pot. It was wonderful paired with a nice crusty roll. I will definately be making this soup again!

  2. I am always hoping that soups that I make in my instant pot are five star restaurant quality. This one broke through the top end of the rating scale. Thanks so much for a simple and simply wonderful recipe. I liked cutting the italian sausages into short lengths, instead of dealing with a pound of ground sausage. It add’s a little class, I think.

    1. Hi Phil,

      Late Reply! Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe 🙂

      Happy to hear you enjoyed this one!

      Have fun cooking & please take care
      Jacky

  3. Love, love, love it! It was so easy! It tastes absolutely amazing. Husband said it’s better than the Olive Garden <3

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Late Reply! (We were on a trip to Asia) Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe 🙂

      Happy to hear your husband enjoyed it too!

      Have fun cooking & please take care
      Jacky

  4. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. So nice to have a hearty soup on a cold, snowy night. I may try spicy Italian sausage next time, but everything else is spot on. The fish sauce really adds depth!

    1. Hi Katherine,

      Late Reply! (We were on a trip to Asia) Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe 🙂

      Have fun cooking & please take care
      Jacky

  5. Loved this recipe! But I ended up with a lot more leftovers than I was anticipating. Would these freeze well?

    Let me know, thank you!

    1. Hi Charlene,

      Late Reply! (We were on a trip to Asia) Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe 🙂

      This recipe will freeze well.

      Have fun cooking & please take care
      Jacky

  6. VERY delicious! I recommend cooking some extra bacon for left overs….if you have any left overs. This will now be in our weekly rotation of favorite meals. I cant tell you enough how good it is. Stick to the recipe, only add more Kale if desired.

  7. I made this today for lunch but I did not have Italian sausage so I use brought worst and added Italian seasonings and I did not have fish sauce so I added beef broth instead of chicken broth. It came out great! Please keep these easy flavorful recipes coming!

  8. Absolutely loved this soup! I sauté the onions and garlic in the InstaPot and deglazed with white wine. The bacon and sausage I cooked aside on the stove because I didn’t want to keep taking things in and out of the pot. I did use 2 mild Italian sausage & 2 honey garlic sausage (the ones from Costco). Use fish sauce, can’t even taste it distinctly and the red pepper flakes add flavour without heat. I used 3 potatoes & added a bit of garlic seasoning. I used 10% cream instead of full cream. I added extra (~ 3/4 C) broth because the soup was so hearty. I topped with fresh Parmesan & bacon. It was soooo tasty. Wow. We all loved it ❤️

  9. Delicious!
    The fish sauce is listed as optional, but I think it adds a lot – amps up the umami.
    I had a bunch of cilantro in the fridge that needed to be used so I added half kale and half cilantro. It worked nicely with this combination.
    We like things quite hot and usually add more pepper to recipes than is listed. I added close to 1 tsp of the pepper flakes. However, that made it almost too hot!

  10. I followed this recipe exactly as written and my family loved it. My husband said he would have it again (which is high praise from him) & gave it 5 stars.
    As always your recipe was perfect ? !

    1. Hi Melissa,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy to hear your husband enjoyed it as well!!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  11. Amy and Jacky
    Another wonderful recipe especially as the day-time temperatures are still around minus 35 Degrees F- here in the frozen Alberta, Canada. Love the flavour and texture of this rich and filling soup!

    1. Hi Dick Pawloff,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year 🙂
      Stay warm and thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  12. Any and Jacky.
    I am not a soup fan. Particularly potato soup. But, some in my family are. So they talked me into trying this recipe. Since my soup experience was zero, I followed the recipe exactly except for the sausage. I had ground on hand. Everyone in the family loved this soup. So I had to try it and was blown away! This is the only soup “keeper” in my recipe file, but I promise I will try more.

    1. Hi Grandpa Dave,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!
      Happy to hear you enjoyed it!!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  13. Hi Amy and Jacky, I just made a batch of this delicious soup for lunch.I didn’t use the bacon but I fried the onion and sausage in 1 Tbsp. bacon fat that I always have on hand in a jar in the fridge.I just stripped off the kale leaves and after ladling into my soup bowl I realized that they should have been chopped.I went in with a pair of scissors and started snipping some large leaves.I also added sour cream instead of heavy cream as someone else had mentioned.This wonderful soup made me feel like I was dining in a fine Italian restaurant! Such a wonderful light and tasty soup.This is a keeper.Thank you so much for sharing all your fantastic recipes with everyone.Happy New Year!!

  14. To make this lower in carbs, do you think I could substitute riced cauliflower for the potatoes? Would this change the cooking time?

  15. Hi Amy & Jacky, tried this recipe today and thought it was amazing!! I used sour cream instead of heavy cream and it was delicious. Thank you for another amazing recipe!

    1. Hi Kim,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy to hear you enjoyed the soup with sour cream!!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  16. I have tried a few of Amy + Jacky’s recipes, but this is my first comment. The Zappa Toscana was awesome! My entire family loved it. I made minor changes subbing lite cream for heavy, baby kale for the adult version and used only one scant teaspoon of fish sauce. The result was amazing! Thanks for a true keeper!

  17. Great simple recipe! Didn’t think I would like kale but I very much enjoyed it in this soup! Just wondering, if you double the recipe, is the pressure cooking time the same?

    1. Hi JJ,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      I recommend reducing the cooking time by a minute as the get up to pressure cooking time will be longer when doubling the recipe.

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  18. Hi Amy and Jacky. This looks amazing and cannot wait to try. I am not a big fan of kale and its texture. Could it be cooked with the potatoes and sausage to ensure it is good and soft or is it like spinach and just would disappear as I do not use it alot. The soup does not cook that long. I really appreciate your recipes though I am quite good a coming up with some of my own but your recipes give such a great bench mark to go by. Loving the new pressure cooker but feel sorry for my old guys still sitting on the cupboard.

    1. Hi Kim,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      The kale will be super soft after cooking with the sausage. Try it and see if you like it.

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  19. I just made this tonight and it was a hit! I doubled the recipe and they still wiped it out!
    Thank you for another great recipe #AmyJacky!

    1. By the way, no fish sauce used. I didn’t have cream so I used a can of condensed milk! It came out great!

  20. Just made this simple soup on a cold wintry night. Very nice, and with salt in the sausages there was no need to add additional salt. For personal taste, I add coarse ground black pepper. I like that the the carb count for this recipe made with two large Russet potatoes is likely about 35-40 grams, plus whatever the count is for the cream.

    1. Hi Brad,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

    1. Hi Diana. I used lactose-free 3.25% milk, plus some leftover non-dairy cream substitute and it came out fine.

    1. Hi Jon,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you for your question. The yummy bacon fat is used to saute the sausage.

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  21. This was absolutely delicious. My entire family, including my 2 picky eaters, devoured it. Thank you. It is definitely a keeper.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you for your question. Dividing in half will work fine 🙂

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  22. Suggestions for substituting the heavy cream/half and half. The family is dairy free. Thanks in advance. Love your website, the details are perfect.

    1. Hi Lydia,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words. It will be hard to find an exact substitution, but I think soy milk will work okay.

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

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