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Low Carb Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup (Keto Friendly Recipe)

Serves 4

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat Recipe)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage (I used Mild)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 16 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon (if desired for extra flavor)
  • 3 cups kale or Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions

1

In a soup pot on the stove, crumble and brown sausage over medium-high heat.

2

Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent in color. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

3

Reduce heat to medium and add cauliflower florets, broth, and water. Stir and add Bouillon, if desired.

4

Cook on medium heat until cauliflower is tender, about 15-20 minutes.

5

Reduce heat to low and sprinkle in chopped kale. Pour in cream and stir well. Serve hot.

Love Olive Garden’s Β Zuppa Toscana?

It’s so simple and quick to make at home! If you’re eating low carb/Keto and want to enjoy this classic Olive Garden soup, try swapping out the potatoes for cauliflower. Trust me, this soup is so flavorful, you won’t even miss them!

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat Recipe)

This popular sausage and potato soup from the Olive Garden is very easy to re-create at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage (I used Mild)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 16 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon (if desired for extra flavor)
  • 3 cups kale or Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions

1

In a soup pot on the stove, crumble and brown sausage over medium-high heat.

2

Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent in color. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

3

Reduce heat to medium and add cauliflower florets, broth, and water. Stir and add Bouillon, if desired.

4

Cook on medium heat until cauliflower is tender, about 15-20 minutes.

5

Reduce heat to low and sprinkle in chopped kale. Pour in cream and stir well. Serve hot.

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from Food.com

Tip: If you wanted to make this in your slow cooker, brown the meat with onions and garlic, then place inside the slow cooker along with the broth and cauliflower. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours. Stir in kale and cream at the end. Serve hot.

This soup is AMAZING!

It’s my favorite dish at Olive Garden, and this version tastes so similar, maybe even better! My husband said he liked the cauliflower even more than potatoes, and my kids actually ate the cauliflower without complaining! The leftovers are really great as well.

We really LOVED this easy low carb meal idea!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

Join The Discussion

Comments 49

  1. Lissa

    Thank you! I was on the hunt for some new easy fall soups. This looks so yummy!

    • Lina D

      Thanks! Yes it’s a keeper πŸ‘πŸ»

  2. dalia mendoza

    Thanks for sharing! Looks delish! πŸ™‚

  3. Penny

    I’ve made the full carb version (with potatoes) and it was awesome! Can’t wait to try this one once the weather gets a little cooler. Thank you so much!

    • Lina D

      Great! Thanks for stopping by Penny!

  4. April

    Hi Lina, thank you for sharing this Keto friendly diet. Do you have any advice or suggestions regarding Keto friendly beverages that does not have a funny after taste from stevia?

    • Kassie

      La Croix is my favorite drink for Keto!

      • Nikki

        I really love Klarbrunn

    • Jenn

      Ketochow.xyz makes low carb shakes that you could try in different flavors.

    • Erica

      I found this sweetener. It is made with stevia but has zero after taste. I get it from Wal-Mart. The brand name is Pyure organic . It is delicious. Try it you will like it.

  5. Jen

    Thank you! Going to try this with coconut milk and no red pepper flakes to make it AIP friendly.

    • Lina D

      Perfect! Enjoy Jen πŸ˜€

  6. ej

    I’ve made it with potatoes and everyone loved it, I’m now excited to make it this way. Thx for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Sure! I hope you enjoy πŸ‘

  7. Danielle

    Thank you for posting a Keto friendly
    Recipe!! I follow a Keto diet and I love finding delicious carby recipes that are turned keto. We will be making this tomorrow.

    • Lina D

      Great! You’ll love it! Thanks Danielle πŸ˜€

  8. Brittany

    You could also swap the heavy cream to canned coconut milk.

    • Lina D

      Great idea!

  9. Laura

    Can’t wait to try this! I love Zuppa toscana! Great idea!

    • Lina D

      Great! Enjoy Laura πŸ˜€

  10. Tera

    Thanks for the recipe and the slow cooker variation. I love having soup ready at supper time with minimal effort.

  11. Ashley

    On of my favorite recipes to make is “7 ingredient Zuppa Tuscan” ( Google it!)and add diced butternut squashπŸ˜‹

    • Lina D

      Wow! I will

  12. Melissa

    Any idea how many carbs per serving? Thanks for recipe

  13. August

    Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My site covers a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to be interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Superb blog by the way!

  14. Susan

    Thanks Lina! I really love the low carb recipes that you share.

    • Lina D

      I’m so glad!

  15. Linda

    I just made this and it is really good! Thanks so much for sharing, Lina. Keep the low carb recipes coming, please!

    • Lina D

      I’m so glad! Yay! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Martha

    What kind of bouillon do you use? I have only heard of chicken and beef. Does it matter or what do you recommend?

    • Lina D

      Oh I just used chicken since it calls for chicken broth πŸ‘

  17. Sarah oliveira

    Can you give us an idea of calories per serving? Fat, protein, carbs. Making this now. Thank you!

  18. Denise

    Can this be frozen?

  19. Anne

    Would frozen cauliflower work instead of fresh, do you think? Thanks!

    • Lina D

      Yes I think that could work!

  20. Donna

    Thanks for the recipe.
    Do you have the nutrition info on this? Carbs, protein, and fats?
    It is delicious. I am eating this now!
    One of my favorite soups!
    By the way, when I make this (any version) I use Kroger Hot Italian sausage and leave out the red pepper flakes.

  21. Elizabeth Mack

    How many net carbs?

  22. kimberly almeida

    Would love to know macros please

  23. Felecia

    Does any one know what the nutrition for this would be. I have to keep track of my carbs and such on paper.

  24. ali

    I make this with Costco meatballs when in the hurry, also with potato’s or pasta and add parsley . Yum!

    • Lina D

      Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Connie

    Where do I find carb count per serving on this recipe?

  26. Marcia M Griffin

    I have found several recipes for this soup while looking for a lower carb version.
    None say how much a serving size is but gives the nutrition information “per serving”
    Can you advise.

    Thanks

  27. Mara

    I’m getting different nutritional info from My Fitness Pal when I entered all the ingredients.
    6 servings
    Per serving
    168 calories
    9.3 carbs
    11.7 fat
    6.3 protein

    Only changes were no broth, just water with correct amount of better than bouillon to make broth.

  28. Lacy

    This soup is amazing!!!

  29. Kristi

    Any suggestions on cooking times in a pressure cooker/instant pot?

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