This Zuppa Toscana is a heartwarming one-pot soup. It’s a hearty combination of mild sausage, bacon, and a creamy broth. That’s why this Italian soup is one of the most popular Olive’s Garden Soup.
It’s time to make a low carb Zuppa Toscana at home.
I definitely can call this Zuppa Toscana a crowd-pleaser because everyone in my family is craving it often. It’s filling, utterly creamy, packed with tons of flavors and tastes tons better than the restaurant’s one.
Usually, it’s made with potatoes but to keep the carbs low we’ll substitute them with cauliflower. It’s the ultimate comfort food that’s the perfect treat for a cold evening.
If you loved my Creamy White Chicken Chili or made my Garlic Shredded Chicken Soup, I bet you will love this one too. One-pot meals are my favorites, packed with tons of flavor from cooking all the ingredients in the same pan.
Zuppa Toscana Recipe
This recipe makes enough for your entire family, about 8 servings of hearty low carb Zuppa Toscana. Enjoy it together with friends and family or during weeknights.
Zuppa Toscana is this classic creamy Italian soup that’s made with potatoes, sausage, bacon, and kale.
This soup usually uses kale, but I’m not a huge lover of kale. I think that’s what makes our Zuppa Toscana different. Spinach has a lighter taste and cooks almost instant.
When choosing the sausage, you can go from mild to hot depending on the desired level of spicy.
What are the Ingredients in this Soup
It always surprises me that the recipes with just a few ingredients are the most delicious and packed with tons of flavor:
- Italian Mild Sausage – has tons of delicious seasonings.
- Bacon – cooked to perfection to add texture and an insanely delightful taste.
- Cauliflower or Radishes- to replace the potatoes in the Original Zuppa Toscana. If you don’t care about carbs and want to go all-in, just use potatoes!
- Spinach or Kale – to make this soup healthy.
- Heavy Whipping Cream to add that creamy and velvety texture.
Easy to Make Zuppa Toscana
It’s so easy to make this one-pot meal. Here’s how to make this creamy soup:
- In a large pot cook the sausage and bacon until no longer pink and then drain the excess fat.
- Add diced onion and minced garlic over the meat and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant and soft. To the same pot, add the cauliflower, chicken broth, and seasonings.
- Bring to a boil and simmer at a lower temperature for about 15 minutes. Cook until the cauliflower is soft Alternatively if you’re not a cauliflower fan use radishes.
- Add whipping cream, chopped spinach or kale to the pot, stir well and remove from the heat. I used spinach that wilts in seconds but if you are using kale, let the soup boil for a few more minutes.
Serve hot in big bowls topped with parmesan or extra crispy bacon bits and store the leftovers (in any) for up to 4 days.
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One Pot Low Carb and Keto Zuppa Toscana
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 lb mild Italian sausage
- 6 slices bacon chopped
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 cups fresh cauliflower diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp crushed red peppers optional
- 2 cups fresh spinach or kale chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown sausage, and bacon. Once the meat is no longer pink, add the onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes.
- Drain the excess fat and add in the cauliflower, chicken broth, crushed red peppers and simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
- Reduce the heat and stir in the heavy cream. Add the spinach and remove from heat.
- Serve hot and garnish with more bacon bits if desired.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.