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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup is the best Olive Garden Copycat recipe. This keto soup is made with sausage, kale, cauliflower, and a creamy broth. The nutrition facts and macros are perfect for the keto diet. If you are looking for keto friendly ideas, this soup is perfect for your meal prepping!

keto low carb zuppa toscana soup in a purple cast iron Dutch oven

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We have all been to Olive Garden! Most of us have enjoyed the Zuppa Toscana Soup. It’s a savory soup made with sausage, potatoes, and kale. They will even shave fresh parmesan on top while you watch. It’s definitely a soup for the books!

This recipe is identical to my Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup, but with a couple of tweaks.

Is Olive Garden keto friendly? Potatoes mean carbs! There is a way to make this dish no carb.

fresh cauliflower, fresh kale, uncooked bacon, chopped onions, garlic, and chicken broth

What to Use For Potatoes in Keto Zuppa Toscana

Sometimes the easiest swaps make a world of difference. Instead of using potatoes in this soup cauliflower is used instead. Cauliflower goes a long way with keeping a recipe ketogenic.

When cooked, cauliflower has a texture that is very similar to potatoes. Check out my Keto Cauliflower Mash if you haven’t!

collage photo of cooked and uncooked sausage and bacon in a Dutch oven

How to Make Zuppa Toscana Soup

  1. Brown sliced bacon and ground sausage in a Dutch oven on medium-high heat.
  2. Add in onions and garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Adjust the heat to medium and add Chicken broth, oregano, cauliflower, salt and pepper.
  4. Place the lid on the pot and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Open the pot and add heavy whipping cream and kale.
  6. Cool before serving.
collage photo showing the process of cooking keto low carb zuppa toscana soup in a Dutch oven

Do You Have to Use a Dutch Oven

I use a Dutch oven because it allows me to use one pot for the recipe and it’s great for cooking soups. I brown the sausage and bacon and then throw the remaining ingredients into the pot and cook the soup.

Dutch ovens are heavy and thick. A Dutch oven conducts and retains heat really well and will keep the soup warm. You can read more about Dutch Oven Benefits here.

You can use whatever soup pot you want in the recipe.

How Many Calories and Carbs are in Zuppa Toscana?

This recipe has 309 calories and 5 net carbs per serving.

keto low carb zuppa toscana soup in a purple cast iron Dutch oven with a bowl of soup in a white bowl
keto low carb zuppa toscana soup in a purple cast iron Dutch oven with a bowl of soup in a white bowl

How Long Will the Soup Last in the Fridge?

The soup can be refrigerated for 3-4 days.

keto low carb zuppa toscana soup in a purple cast iron Dutch oven

Is the Soup Freezer Friendly?

Absolutely! The soup will freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat the soup over the stove.

Sometimes, when I freeze soup with dairy, the dairy will separate from the soup (especially the longer you freeze). If you know you are planning to freeze in advance, I recommend adding the cream and kale to the soup after you have frozen it, as opposed to adding it when you cook the original batch.

keto low carb zuppa toscana soup in a white bowl

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keto low carb zuppa toscana soup in a purple cast iron Dutch oven
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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup is the best Olive Garden Copycat recipe. This keto soup is made with sausage, kale, cauliflower, and a creamy broth. The nutrition facts and macros are perfect for the keto diet. If you are looking for keto friendly ideas, this soup is perfect for your meal prepping!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword keto Olive Garden zuppa toscana soup, keto soup recipes, keto zuppa toscana soup, low carb zuppa toscana soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 309kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground sausage Italian Sausage works best (I used mild)
  • 3 slices bacon, sliced into smaller bits
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 head fresh cauliflower, chopped
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste I like to season it at the end so that I can taste repeatedly and adjust as necessary.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups fresh kale, stems removed
  • parmesan for topping optional

Instructions

  • Add the pieces of bacon and sausage to a large pot (Dutch oven works best) on medium-high heat.
  • Cook until the sausage and bacon have browned. Drain any excess fat, but reserve about a couple of tablespoons of fat in the pot for flavor. (I didn't have to drain any fat.)
  • Add in the chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the garlic, chicken broth, fresh cauliflower, oregano. Stir to combine.
  • Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and can be pierced with a fork.
  • Uncover the pot and add the heavy cream, chopped kale, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook for a couple of minutes until the kale wilts.
  • Cool before serving.

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Notes

  • For me a Dutch oven yields the best results. You can use whatever soup pot you want in the recipe.
  • You can use 1/2 cup heavy cream to reduce calories in this recipe.
  • You can add 1/2 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning to standard ground sausage if you choose not to use Italian sausage.
  • I like a lot of kale in my soup (it’s loaded with fiber) you can adjust to your taste.
  • Sometimes, when I freeze soup with dairy, the dairy will separate from the soup (especially the longer you freeze). If you know you are planning to freeze in advance, I recommend adding the cream and kale to the soup after you have frozen it, as opposed to adding it when you cook the original batch.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g
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Recipe Rating




Karri

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

So. Damn. Good. My whole family chowed down. My teens initially commented about the cauliflower instead of potatoes and then took a few bites and apologized. I will be making this on repeat this soup season.

staysnatched

Thursday 19th of November 2020

haha I love when I can convince a skeptic.

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Made this soup exactly as the recipe states and it is delicious. Lots of flavor. I hate vegetables, but I didn't mind the cauliflower in this. Brandi never disappoints!

staysnatched

Monday 26th of October 2020

Yay! Thank you. That's so good to hear.

Emily

Sunday 11th of October 2020

This is literally the best soup I’ve ever made. It’s DELICIOUS. I’m not a big meat eater so I swapped out the Italian sausage for ground impossible meat that I seasoned with Italian seasoning and it worked out perfectly!! So excited to have this soup in my rotation for fall ?? Thank you!

staysnatched

Monday 12th of October 2020

You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Rachel

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

This recipe was so delicious!! I was going to freeze several portions since it makes a lot, but my soup molds were in the freezer and needed to be emptied and washed and I felt lazy. I ended up eating all of it in just a few days (granted my husband did have two servings)!! Next time I make end up making a double batch because it was that good! I haven’t been to an Olive Garden in years as there aren’t any near me, but I think of this soup often. Thanks for making such a wonderful version!

staysnatched

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

Your're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Adriana

Sunday 4th of October 2020

fall is for soup! and this one is definitely one that will probably be a staple for this fall! such an easy recipe to follow with pretty much the basics you already have in the fridge. I burnt my onions so the soup came out a little darker but still tastes phenomenal!

staysnatched

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed it.