Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot Version)
I’m so happy to have this soup up front again! I posted a Zuppa Toscana recipe ages ago, and as I’ve been updating some of my old recipes and photos, I’ve had that one on my to-do list.
The problem with making Zuppa Toscana is that it gets eaten REALLY quickly. It’s such an amazing soup — Italian sausage, hearty kale, silky potatoes, and a creamy broth. *swoon* I could never snap photos in time or I figured, “I make this all the time, I’ll get photos eventually” — which actually means it’ll never happen until I make a plan for it.
And then came my book (which has a slow cooker version in it!), and then came my Instant Pot. I KNEW I had to do an Instant Pot version of this!
I bumped up the kale from the original recipe. It might look frightening when you’re piling it into the pot, but like all greens, it cooks down a lot. Don’t sweat.
And, yes, my kids eat kale. I told them a long time ago it helped them grow faster, and none of them have had any issues eating it. They’ll even eat massaged kale salads — especially this Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Shrimp. No, they don’t eat everything, and they do have their picky moments. I’m just calling kale a win and trying to get them to eat more things that are good for them.
It also helps when bacon and/or sausage is involved.
This soup is super versatile, too. I included adaptations for dairy-free, Whole30, and Keto in the instructions.
I tolerate dairy well, so I have no issues throwing a splash (*cough* a cup) of cream into a soup or showering the top with Parmesan shavings. I love me some cheese, man. So does #babylukedanes.
He couldn’t eat dairy for a long time, but seems to be OK with it now. That boy loves cheese like nothing I’ve never seen in my life. I can kind of relate to that. :)
Nat's Notes: 1. For a strict Paleo/dairy-free/Whole30 version, use coconut milk and omit the Parmesan. You may also replace the potatoes with sweet potatoes or 3-4 cups of 1-inch cauliflower pieces. 2. For a Keto/low-carb version, replace the potatoes with 3-4 cups of 1-inch cauliflower pieces.
1. For a strict Paleo/dairy-free/Whole30 version, use coconut milk and omit the Parmesan. You may also replace the potatoes with sweet potatoes or 3-4 cups of 1-inch cauliflower pieces.
2. For a Keto/low-carb version, replace the potatoes with 3-4 cups of 1-inch cauliflower pieces.