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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.
Servings 6 - 8
Total Time 55 mins


  • 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


  • 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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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 544kcal


Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3570IU | Vitamin C: 47.6mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2.5mg