Low Carb Zuppa Toscano

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Kale or Swiss chard may be used in place of the spinach. This can be made as spicy or as mild as you wish by using hot or mild sausage and more or less pepper flakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Take the sausage out of it's casing and crumble in a pan with diced onion and minced garlic.
  2. Cook until sausage is brown and done.
  3. Drain off fat, if any.
  4. Put chicken broth, spinach, browned sausage mixture, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in a pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. After simmer time, add the heavy cream and simmer for another 10 minutes, or until everything is nice and hot.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
Most Helpful

I love this recipe. I add some small pieces of cauliflower in lieu of the potatoes that you would have at Olive Garden. I also use spicy italian turkey sausage and fat free half and half in order to reduce the fat. I also add some bacon bits to the soup, to add flavor.

Momisbusy October 05, 2009

Great soup. I also added the cubed potatoes. Just to cut down on the fat a bit I used 2% milk. To add to the texture I also used about 1 full tablespoon of flour.

rikzmail February 25, 2007

Excellent, filling soup! I altered the recipe a bit by added cubed potatoes to make it a bit more hearty.

cheise911 December 15, 2006