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Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe

This Instant Pot zuppa toscana recipe is our own take on Olive Garden’s iconic menu item. Let’s check the ingredients and see how to make it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time32 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: how to make zuppa toscana in an instant pot, instant pot zuppa toscana, instant pot zuppa toscana recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz smoked sausages finely diced
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 oz onions finely diced
  • 2 oz carrots finely diced
  • 20 oz potatoes cubed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 oz kale roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped


  • Sear the sausage: Turn on your Instant Pot, set it to “Sauté,” and wait for it to heat up. Add olive oil and diced sausages. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until lightly browned.
    step 1: sear the sausage
  • Sweat the vegetables: Add minced garlic, diced onions, and diced carrots. Cook and stir for 3 minutes.
    step 2: sweat the vegetables
  • Toast the spices: Add potatoes, salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to the pot. Stir for 2 minutes to awaken the spice aroma and coat the seasonings evenly.
    step 3: toast the spices
  • Add liquid and cook: Add unsalted chicken broth, milk, and heavy cream to the pot. Stir a few times to combine. Cover with the lid and turn the valve knob to “sealing position.” Set your Instant Pot to the “Steam” program for 25 minutes.
    step 4: add liquid and cook
  • Add kale: After 25 minutes, carefully turn the valve knob to release the steam before opening the lid. Set to “Sauté” again. Add kale and cook for another 1 minute.
    step 5: add kale
  • Garnish and serve: Ladle the soup into a deep dish or bowl. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve immediately.
    step 6: garnish and serve


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3148IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg