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A bowl of dairy-free zuppa toscana

Dairy-Free Zuppa Toscana (Gluten-Free)

  • Author: Robin Brookshire
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Delicious Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana made dairy-free & gluten-free with directions for Instant Pot and Slow-Cooker.



1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
1 pound gluten-free Italian sausage, casings removed
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 russet potatoes, chopped
6 cups gluten-free chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 bunch kale, stems removed and torn into bite-size pieces
1 can coconut milk, stirred


Slow-cooker Instructions:

  • In a large skillet fry the Italian sausage for 5 minutes; chopping it while it cooks to get it crumbly.
  • Add in the garlic, onion, oregano, and red pepper flakes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain any excess fat and place sausage mixture in a 6-qt. slow-cooker.
  • Add chopped potatoes, chicken broth, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours and then add in chopped kale and whisked coconut milk and let heat through for a few minutes.
  • Serve with additional red pepper flakes if desired.

Instant Pot Instructions: 

  • Set a 6-qt or 8-qt Instant Pot to the saute setting and add the oil and sausage. Chopping while it cooks to crumble the sausage until lightly browned about 5 minutes. If there is any excess fat drain it off.
  • Continue cooking and add the garlic, onion, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Stirring frequently until the onion is cooked, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the chopped potatoes, chicken broth, salt, and pepper.
  • Press manual setting for set timer for 5 minutes at high pressure. When time is up, use the quick-release method to open.
  • Stir in the kale and coconut milk and let heat through for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve. Season with more red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to taste.

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