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zuppa toscana

Vegan Zuppa Toscana

A classic Italian soup that'll warm your soul all year long
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cream *I used a creamy vegan broth, but you can use plant-based milk, cashew cream, etc
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 vegan sausages, sliced
  • 2 small/medium potatoes, sliced
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped kale, stems removed
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • chili flakes
  • Italian seasoning

Optional Side

  • 1 Italian loaf, warmed and toasted in the oven


  • In a pan on medium heat, saute mushrooms until caramelized. Remove and set aside
  • In a large pot, add your oil and heat on medium. Put the onion, carrot, and celery in the oil to soften
  • Once the onion is fragrant and the carrots and celery are soft, add the garlic and seasonings
  • Pour the vegetable broth over the veggies, along with the cream and water. Mix well
  • Add sliced potatoes, cannellini beans, and vegan sausage to the broth. Cover until it's reached a rolling boil
  • Once the soup is boiling, turn the heat to low and add the mushrooms and fresh thyme. Add the kale, mix, and simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • Check that the potatoes are soft (a fork or knife should easily slip through each slice). Give it another stir and turn off the heat
  • Serve with a toasted slice of Italian loaf (optional), and enjoy!


  • If using vegan bacon, prepare and add it to the soup as you would the mushrooms
  • If you use dried thyme instead of fresh, add it with the rest of the seasonings
  • You can separately cook the sausages before adding it to the soup if you want them crisped up, just add them in at the very end to retain most of that texture
Keyword affordable vegan, date night dinner, soup, weeknight dinner