Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup is an easy and delicious dinner your whole family will love. Takes just minutes to prep and you end up with a hearty soup perfect for those cooler days!

I’ll be completely honest; until recently I wasn’t that excited about cooking. With the consistent mama struggle of trying to find a balance between work, health, kids, animals, home duties and my marriage; I couldn’t find the energy or the desire to cook. Especially the thought of taking time to try new recipes just to hear my kids whining about not wanting “eat that”. As a result, I ended up in a cooking rut for a long time. I found myself constantly making the same meals that no one wanted.

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Soup Sunday

Then, while I’m waiting on my groceries, I take advantage of the time I saved and make soup!

Some of our favorites so far have been Instant Pot minestrone soup, the best chili ever and a new favorite; Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana!

Instant Pot soup

Soup is one of my favorite ways to use the Instant Pot!

  • the recipe only requires a few minutes of prep
  • it’s on the table in just 20 minutes
  • the flavor is SO good with just a few ingredients!

This is a great go-to dinner recipe for when you don’t have much time to cook. It’s quick, easy and yummy! And it’s kiddo approved 🙂

I love to pair this with pão de queijo- Brazilian cheese bread! This simple recipe just requires three ingredients that are easy to find here in the United States!

Grab the recipe here:

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

It is loaded with potatoes, sausage, onion, garlic, kale and a splash of cream.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot, Instant Pot soup, Soup, Soup recipes, Zuppa Toscana
Servings: 6
Author: Neli Howard



  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound mild or spicy Italian ground sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 32 ounces vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups kale, chopped


  • chopped kale
  • cooked bacon bits (optional)


  • Sauté the sausage: Set Instant Pot to saute. Add olive oil and let it heat up. Once the olive oil is hot, add the ground sausage and brown until no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Sauté the onions and garlic: Once you have browned the sausage, add in the chopped onions and minced garlic until onions are clear, about another 3 minutes. (make sure you scrape all the browned bits from the bottom of the pot). HINT: a really quick and easy way to do this is throw in a splash of white wine. Then use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom!
  • Add remaining ingredients: Switch off the Instant Pot. Add potatoes, vegetable stock, and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Stir everything.
  • Pressure cook: Close the Instant Pot and set valve to sealing. Choose "pressure cook" (or "manual" if your pot doesn't have the "pressure cook" option) and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Quick-release: After cooking time is up, turn the valve from sealing to releasing and allow the steam to do a quick release.
  • Add cream and kale: Switch off Instant Pot and let it cool down for a few seconds. Stir in cream and most of the chopped kale. I like to save some to put on top with bacon bits when I'm serving. Stir everything and serve warm.


  • This soup recipe will save well. Make sure to omit the cream and kale before freezing. Add these two ingredients to the soup when you reheat it before serving.
  • My favorite way to freeze soups is by filling Ziploc gallon freezer bags with an even number of servings. Remove as much air as possible before sealing off the bag. Lay flat to freeze and the soup will:
    1. Thaw quicker
    2. Allow you to fit more frozen food in your freezer!
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