Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup

We eat soups almost weekly.

Call me crazy, but it’s our favorite dinner!

I find it to be so easy to throw the last of our produce hidden in the bottom of our refrigerator in a pot of stock and season, season, season.

The BEST Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup | This low carb and easy recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy dinner! Gluten free, Paleo (bacon), Whole 30 (kale), and 21 Day Fix, dairy free adaptable. A super easy Olive Garden copycat stovetop recipe that is light on the calories just like any copy cat recipe should be! Sub in cauliflower for potatoes and almond milk for half and half for the skinniest version!

I have been making various versions of this Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup for years now. Of course, the idea came to me after eating Olive Garden’s famous recipe. I still remember when we got our very own Olive Garden.

I thought our small South Dakota town had really made it. Ha!

Years ago, the $4.99 all you can eat soup, salad, and bread sticks had  my heart!

Nowadays, homemade soup recipes occupy that heart space. 

There’s nothing better than homemade!

The BEST Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup | This low carb and easy recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy dinner! Gluten free, Paleo (bacon), Whole 30 (kale), and 21 Day Fix, dairy free adaptable. A super easy Olive Garden copycat stovetop recipe that is light on the calories just like any copy cat recipe should be! Sub in cauliflower for potatoes and almond milk for half and half for the skinniest version!

Recently, I made this skinny version for a family dinner and it was a hit! Everyone loved it and the majority asked for seconds.

What more could a cook ask for? 🙂 

To make this Skinny Zuppa Toscana healthier than the original version I substituted ground turkey sausage for pork sausage and half & half for heavy whipping cream.

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I also wanted to share with you my even skinnier version! In that recipe I use turkey sausage, turkey bacon, cauliflower in place of potatoes, and plain unsweetened almond milk in place of half & half.  

Told ya, like super-duper healthified!

The BEST Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup | This low carb and easy recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy dinner! Gluten free, Paleo (bacon), Whole 30 (kale), and 21 Day Fix, dairy free adaptable. A super easy Olive Garden copycat stovetop recipe that is light on the calories just like any copy cat recipe should be! Sub in cauliflower for potatoes and almond milk for half and half for the skinniest version!

Skinniest Zuppa Toscana Soup

  • 4 slices turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb spicy ground turkey sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cups cauliflower florets 
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups kale, chopped or torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk

Make this soup according to the original directions below EXCEPT you will not have the extra bacon fat to use to brown the ground sausage. You may need to add a little coconut oil to the pan when cooking the bacon as turkey bacon does not contain much fat.  

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The BEST Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup | This low carb and easy recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy dinner! Gluten free, Paleo (bacon), Whole 30 (kale), and 21 Day Fix, dairy free adaptable. A super easy Olive Garden copycat stovetop recipe that is light on the calories just like any copy cat recipe should be! Sub in cauliflower for potatoes and almond milk for half and half for the skinniest version!  

Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup
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This low carb and easy recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy dinner! Gluten free, Paleo (bacon), Whole 30 (kale), and 21 Day Fix, dairy free adaptable. A super easy Olive Garden copycat stovetop recipe that is light on the calories just like any copy cat recipe should be! Sub in cauliflower for potatoes and almond milk for half and half for the skinniest version! For more deliciously healthy recipes visit groundedandsurrounded.com
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup
Print Recipe
This low carb and easy recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy dinner! Gluten free, Paleo (bacon), Whole 30 (kale), and 21 Day Fix, dairy free adaptable. A super easy Olive Garden copycat stovetop recipe that is light on the calories just like any copy cat recipe should be! Sub in cauliflower for potatoes and almond milk for half and half for the skinniest version! For more deliciously healthy recipes visit groundedandsurrounded.com
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb spicy ground turkey sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 red potatoes, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups kale, chopped or torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup half & half
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, fry the chopped bacon over high heat until browned. Remove from pan and let drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  2. To that same pot, add the raw turkey sausage and brown in the bacon fat over medium-high heat. Remove browned sausage and place on the bacon draining on the same paper towel lined plate.
  3. Next, add in the chopped onion and potatoes to the rest of the bacon drippings and saute on medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Then, add in broth, water, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Lastly, turn off burner and add in kale, half & half, salt, and pepper. Stir your finished soup and let cool, covered or uncovered for 15 minutes to allow the kale to soften and the flavors to infuse.
  6. Taste and add more seasonings if desired. Top each bowl with a few shavings of fresh Parmesan!
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15 thoughts on “Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup

  1. Well ….I know what we’re having for dinner tonight! Serendipitously, I even have fresh kale! Thanks for a beautiful recipe.

    1. It was meant to be! Don’t you just love kale? Mmmmm, it is fabulous is this recipe. Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait for you to enjoy this hearty soup. 🙂

  2. This is my favorite soup! My husband makes a version at home, but I can’t wait to try this lighter version. Thanks for linking up at Sunday Fitness & Food 🙂

  3. Your Skinny Zuppa Tuscana Soup looks amazing! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. I couldn’t agree more! My daughter just told me that her favorite restaurant is home. I have to say it melted my heart a little bit. <3 Thanks for hosting such a fun party, Kriska. "See" you soon 🙂

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