Low Carb Zuppa Toscana

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Wow, wow, wow. This Low Carb Zuppa Toscana is revved up just like the original Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana without the carbs. The garden fresh vegetables and savory spices sing in harmony with the spicy Italian Sausage. This one’s a keeper.

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🥘Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 1 lb Italian sausage Mild or hot – all casings removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ onion diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup turnips peeled and diced

You can sub in cauliflower or boiled and rinsed radishes if you prefer. The original dish features potatoes and the turnips make a mighty fine – no fuss stand in for those.

  • 12 oz spinach fresh or frozen
  • 8 oz Heavy Cream * can sub 4 oz softened cream cheese.
  • salt and black pepper to taste

👨‍🍳How to make the Zuppa Toscana

  • Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add diced bacon and cook until crispy about 6-10 minutes. Remove and set aside to use as garnish.

Don’t drain the bacon grease. You’ll use it to cook the sausage.

  • Add Italian sausage to the pot and cook until browned in the bacon grease, This takes about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to crumble and let it get a bit browned as it cooks; drain excess fat if needed.
  • Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add turnips and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach and cook until it begins to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Do not boil heavy cream or it will get grainy.
  • Serve immediately, garnish with bacon. Low carb bread sticks are perfect with this soup.

🍽️Equipment

This one has a built in strainer.

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📋Tips & FAQ’s:

Can I make this soup ahead of time?

Yes. It stores in the fridge beautifully for 3-4 days. Just don’t boil it when re-heating.

What’s good with the Zuppa Toscana?

This Keto Copycat Olive Garden Soup is a perfect starter for any meal or you can turn it into a meal of it’s own with the addition of low carb bread.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

You can find the Miracle Noodles here. My family LOVES them.

And, if you’re into some low carb Italian inspired dessert this tiramisu for two is amazing.

That’s all for the amazing Zuppa Toscana!

I hope you love this fantastic soup and get a chance to make it before Summer arrives. It’s perfect for the cool Spring evenings.

Ciao for now dahlinks….

Brandy

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana

Brandy
This garden fresh Spinach Zuppa Toscana hugs you from the inside. This is my low carb version of the Olive Garden favorite soup that eats like a meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian, Keto
Servings 6 servings
Calories 485 kcal

Equipment

Chefs Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 1 lb Italian sausage Mild or hot – all casings removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ onion diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup turnips peeled and diced
  • 12 oz spinach fresh or frozen
  • 8 oz Heavy Cream * can sub 4 oz softened cream cheese.
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add diced bacon and cook until crispy about 6-10minutes. Remove and set aside to use as garnish.
  • Add Italian sausage to the pot and cook until browned in the bacon grease, This takes about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat if needed.
  • Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add turnips and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
    Garlic
  • Stir in spinach and cook until it begins to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Do not boil heavy cream or it will get grainy.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with bacon. Low carb bread sticks are perfect with this soup.
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Nutrition

Serving: 8ozCalories: 485kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 16gFat: 44gSodium: 1297mgFiber: 2gNet Carbs: 5gFat Ratio per Serving: 81.65%Protein Ratio per Serving: 13.2%Carb Ratio per Serving: 4.12%
Keyword gluten free, sausage, spinach
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