Zuppa de Toscana in Instant Pot

It started to get cooler here in Texas. It’s perfect for soup and stew.

One of my son’s, well my family’s, favorite is zuppa de toscana. We love it so much that we can eat this anytime. That actually comes out from the mouth of my 10 years old. He literally doesn’t mind eating this everyday lol.


I was going to make beef stew tonight but my kale had been calling my name. So, zuppa de toscana it is for dinner.

It is one of the easiest soup to make. Specially when making them in instant pot. One pot to clean and 3 bowls and 3 spoons.

The ingredients are

1 lbs regular or Italian sausage

3 slices bacon ,  cut into small pieces

1/2 medium onion, chopped

5 cloves garlic, finely chopped

6 small red potatoes, sliced into 1/4″ thickness


1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoons black pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

4 cups beef or chicken broth

1/2 bags of chopped kale

Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

This is how I make them in instant pot.

With the Sautee function on, sautee the bacon, onion and garlic until the onions are translucent, the bacon cooked through.


Add the sausage, break them apart. Cook until it changed color.


Add in the broth a little first to deglaze the bottom of the pan, then add the seasonings. Throw in the potatoes. Closed the lid and the vent, press manual 10 minutes.



Once beeped,  release the pressure, open the lid once the metal button is down.



Press cancel, then press sautee. Pour in 9the heavy cream, stir. Last, add in the kale, continue stirring for 5 minutes just until the kale is cooked through.


Served warm with parmesan cheese on top. 


Everytime we make this, my son always have second or third. Never a leftover. And everytime, he’d say that he can eat this soup everyday. 😉

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