Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is a delicious Soup Recipe perfect for any cozy night.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana for the win! Today is the day for my favorite Instant Pot recipe yet!!! This Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana has my heart and I’m SO excited to share it with you. After all the food we all ate yesterday for the Super Bowl (We made Cowboy Queso, Simple Spiced Baked Wings, Baked Chicken Tacos, and Guacamole Egg Rolls!) I knew I wanted an easy and comforting meal today, and this definitely hit the spot.

When you don’t want to slave away over a stove or prep for hours on end for oven recipes, the Instant Pot can be your best friend. It turns this super popular Copycat Zuppa Toscana Recipe into an even quicker delight, one the entire family is sure to love!

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana has been a favorite soup for years, but I didn’t realize how easy it would be to make at home, especially in an Instant Pot!

If you’ve ever eaten at Olive Garden, then I know you’re a big fan of Zuppa Toscana. I know people hate on Olive Garden a lot, but they put this soup on the map and I thank them for it. Its so hearty and comforting that even though people love it as a starter, I love it as a main course as well. I’m a sucker for creamy soups (Our Creamy Chicken Soup is my favorite soup on the PLANET) so I knew this would be right up my alley. Make it in an instant pot?? Now I’m obsessed.

Look at all the creamy base, hearty potatoes, and spicy sausage. Is this the perfect soup recipe??

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

The pressure cooker makes this Copycat Zuppa Toscana Recipe practically fool-proof. Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana for the win!

If you’re looking to try your chops at another Instant Pot recipe, I hope you give this one a try. The veggies are tender, the meat is perfectly cooked, the creamy broth is TO DIE FOR…It’s a new favorite. Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana for the win! For a great recipe to go along side, check out these Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks! MMM!

For more Instant Pot Recipes we love be sure to check out some of our popular favorites, Instant Pot Pot Roast, Instant Pot Apple Pie Oatmeal, and Instant Pot Beef Stew.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

I’ve linked to my favorite Instant Pots plus the optional steamer basket in the “Shop This Post” section below. Depending on your family size, I use my 6 qt. pressure cooker the most.

Watch the recipe video or see the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 715 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is my new go-to Instant Pot Recipe! Every time we go to Olive Garden I get Zuppa Toscana and I just love that I can make this DELICIOUS copycat recipe at home in under 30 minutes! We first fell in love with this hearty and creamy soup at Olive Garden but I love this quick pressure cooker version even more. This Zuppa Toscana Recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, potatoes, spinach, and so much flavor.

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon cut into ¼-inch strips, cooked crisp, divided
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced/crushed
  • 1 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 medium Yukon gold potatoes cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • cups heavy cream divided
  • ¼ cup dry or semi-dry white wine
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach leaves

Optional Garnishes

  • Freshly grated Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Crusty Bread
  • Fresh Parsley

Instructions

  1. Peeled or unpeeled potatoes can be used in this recipe. If using unpeeled, be sure to scrub the potatoes and remove any potato eyes before using. Cut the potatoes into 1½-inch chunks and place in a steamer basket that fits your Instant Pot (I use this Optional Steamer Basket for my 8-quart Instant Pot (The first time I made this soup, I didn't have a steamer basket, so I used the Instant Pot trivet (steamer rack). The slots are a little large, but it worked well. Be sure to cut the potato chunks large enough so they don't fall through the spaces in the rack.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Sauté and add the bacon strips. Fry until just crispy but not so crispy they end up crunchy hard. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  3. Add the diced onion to the pot and cook the onion until translucent, about 2-3 minutes - stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the garlic and sausage to the pot and cook until sausage is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Transfer the sausage/onion/garlic mixture to a second paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
  6. Pour the bacon/sausage fat into a heatproof bowl, and keep it in a sealed container, in the fridge for later use.
  7. Place the Instant Pot insert pot back in the Instant Pot with the setting still set to Sauté.
  8. To deglaze the pan, slowly pour 2 cups chicken stock into the pot, while scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden spatula. Once the pan is deglazed, add the red pepper flakes, kosher salt, black pepper and stir.
  9. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  10. Set the steamer basket, with the prepared potatoes, in the Instant Pot and lock down the lid. Set the Pot to manual and pressure-cook the potatoes on HIGH for 4 minutes. When cooking time is done, cover the release valve with a kitchen cloth and use the quick pressure release.
  11. When the pressure valve drops, carefully remove the lid and the potatoes from the pot. The potatoes should be 'almost' fork-tender or fork-tender but NOT falling apart.
  12. Add the remaining 2 cups chicken stock to the liquid in the pot and set the Instant Pot to Simmer/Sauté.
  13. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup heavy cream with 3 tablespoons cornstarch and add the mixture to the liquid in the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often until smooth and the soup thickens a bit.
  14. After the soup thickens, add the remaining 1-cup heavy cream, half the crispy bacon lardons, the onion/garlic/sausage mixture, potatoes, wine and the spinach. Mix well. Simmer, stirring often, until the soup is the desired consistency (and the potatoes are fork-tender).
  15. Serve with a topping of crispy bacon lardons and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan (if desired).
  16. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 715 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 89%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 1031mg 43%
Potassium 987mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 36.5%
Vitamin C 23.4%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 29.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

AROUND THE WEB: Want more great restaurant copycat recipes? Here are some favorites: McDonald’s Egg White Delight, Outback’s Baked Blooming Onion, and Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits, and Copycat Red Robin Strawberry Lemonade!

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Catherine Lee
Omg, looks so yummy! Is there another way to cook This? I can't afford a crockpot, let alone an instant pot. I do rice, everything on a propane stove.
    Becky Hardin
    Sure! Here's a great recipe. We used spinach instead of kale and made some other changes...but you could use our ingredients and their cooking method. Hope you love it!
      Catherine Lee
      Thank you! 😊
      Joyce
      I don’t have an instant pot either but I don’t see the recipe. Please repost the link.
        Becky Hardin
        Hi Joyce! The recipe is in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Let me know if you have issues! Thanks :)
          Joyce
          I still don’t see the alternative recipe for doing it on the stove 😒
          Becky Hardin
          I'm sorry I misunderstood. This is an instant pot recipe and I haven't made it on the stovetop. I know that many bloggers have so if you search on google I'm sure there are some great recipes for stovetop. Sorry for the trouble!
Teri Jackson
Hi Becky. Could this soup be made in a crock pot? how would you change the directions?
    Becky Hardin
    I haven't made it that way so I'm so sorry I'm not sure! Here's a similar recipe I found in a crockpot version: https://homemadehooplah.com/crock-pot-zuppa-toscana/
    TERI JACKSON
    Thanks becky
Lea
Super yummy. I Admit, i was lazy though, i just put the potatoes on top of the onions, sausage and such and pressure cooked it all, with all four cups of the liquid, was still superb & TEXTURE was fine. But loved the recipe, haVe never had this soup out and about, but will MaKe again. Thanks for sharing,
    Becky Hardin
    Ha! You're my kind of cook Lea! I love that idea. So glad you loved it, thanks for letting me know :) :)
Kimberly
This was like olive garden cooked my favorite soup in my kitchen! so easy and took little time to make. Thank you, thank you for my new favorite soup recipe. I shredded some cheese right into the soup after it Was done cooking. It was delicious.
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