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A bowl of soup with potatoes, kale, and sausage

Creamy Zuppa Toscana

This Creamy Zuppa Toscana is full of sausage, potatoes, and kale, all swimming together in a creamy broth. It makes an easy, hearty, and delicious dinner!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 401kcal


  • 1 pound Italian sausage (I used mild)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes, cut in half lengthwise, then thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 Tablespoon flour
  • 3-4 cups chopped kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you don't like too much spice, you can reduce this or leave it out)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Brown and crumble Italian sausage with the onions and garlic in a large skillet. Cook until no longer pink, drain fat, and set aside.
  • In a large soup pot, bring chicken broth and potatoes to boil over high heat. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in the softened cream cheese. Stir and cook for about five minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the milk and flour, then stir into the soup. Cook for a couple minutes more. Season the soup with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and oregano.
  • Stir in the cooked sausage/onions and chopped kale and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1066mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2955IU | Vitamin C: 48.3mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2.3mg