Tuscan Sausage & Potato Soup

Tuscan Sausage & Potato Soup

A simple Tuscan-style soup that is loaded with flavor and made with just a few simple ingredients.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • ½-pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • ½-pound ground Italian sausage
  • 45 cups baby spinach leaves or chopped kale
  • 34 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 3 small Yukon or red potatoes, diced
  • 12 tablespoons cream (optional)
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot to medium heat. Add onion and carrots and saute 3-4 minutes, until slightly soft. Add diced chicken and sausage and cook 6-7 minutes, breaking up the sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned. Stir in spinach or kale, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
  2. Add stock and bring to a simmer. Add potatoes and let simmer 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Stir in cream, if using. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  3. Serve soup in bowls with fresh Parmesan and more black pepper.


Cooking Tip: For extra flavor, add a Parmesan cheese rind to the broth and simmer.


Keywords: no cream option, healthy, tasty, delicious, best, easy

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