Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup – A Keto Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup is a hearty dish filled with sausage, riced cauliflower and kale.  This keto-friendly soup will satisfy any hunger-pain and warm you up on a cold day. The best part is that it comes together in 30 minutes.

Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup Recipe:

I am already prepping for the holidays.  For me, this means eating a low carb diet.  I like to be down a few pounds before the gluttony of the holidays begins. Low carb recipes do not need to hard. Often times, I already have the freezer and pantry stocked with low carb alternatives.

This Low Carb Kale Soup with Sausage will curb any carb craving.  Say that ten times fast!

The base of this soup mimics our Keto Tuscan Soup; the difference is the addition of kale. I usually buy it prepackaged where it’s already washed and chopped.  You can buy it whole.  Wash it and remove the tough spine. You are in control of the kale in this soup. Add a little, or add a lot.  You can cook it a little to keep the bite or cook it down until it’s completely wilted.  Both ways are acceptable.

Keto Zuppa Toscana Soup

Here’s the low down on this Keto Zuppa Toscana Soup.  The base of the soup is made with heavy whipping cream and chicken broth (go the low sodium route).  A majority of the flavor comes from pork sausage.  I recommend reserving some of the cooking grease to flavor the soup at the end.  It makes a huge difference.

When you get Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup, it has potatoes; this low carb zuppa toscana uses riced cauliflower.  It has the same texture without adding much flavor.  Buy it in the freezer section, and cook it according to package directions, which usually entails cooking in the microwave.

Ingredient List for Low Carb Zuppa Toscana

Ground Pork Sausage

Butter

Onions (optional)

Garlic

Kale

Heavy Whipping Cream

Chicken Broth

Riced Cauliflower

Salt

Black Pepper

How to Make Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup:

Instructions:

  1. Cook the pork sausage. Once cooked, drain (if desired) and set sausage aside.
  2. Cook riced cauliflower according to package directions.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add garlic, onions (optional), and kale and cook until onions are translucent and kale is wilted down to your desired consistency.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and heavy whipping cream stirring occasionally until the soup comes to a boil.
  5. Add the cooked and drained pork sausage, cooked riced cauliflower, salt and pepper. Heat through, and enjoy!

For the full recipe for Keto Creamy Sausage Soup, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Keto Zuppa Toscana Soup:

  • This keto kale soup is a version of our number one most popular recipe – Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup – and it’s keto-friendly version, Low Carb Tuscan Soup.
  • People have different preferences on the texture of cooked kale. If you like yours with a bite, only sauté it for a few minutes. On the flip side, if you like a very wilted, soft kale texture, keep sautéing until it darkens in color and shrinks down.
  • To make this a low carb soup, we eliminated the flour, swapped the evaporated milk for heavy whipping cream, replaced the beans with riced cauliflower.
  • Not familiar with riced cauliflower? You can find this in the freezer section of the grocery store. We use the steamer bags that you cook in the microwave.
  • To give this keto creamy kale soup even more flavor, don’t drain the grease off the sausage after you cook it. Or, drain it and add a little back when you add the sausage.  The pork sausage grease has amazing depth of flavor.
  • For a thicker broth, remove a cup or two of the soup, puree and add it back as a thickener.
  • Looking for other low carb recipes?  Try Low Carb Chicken Salad 4 Ingredient Chicken Legs, Instant Pot Low-Carb Mashed Cauliflower or Low-Carb Baked Spaghetti Squash.

Low Carb Soup Recipes:

Keto Chorizo Soup

Low Carb Tuscan Soup

Low Carb Tuscan Soup with Sausage and Riced Cauliflower is an easy stove top soup.

Low Carb Cream of Celery Soup

Crock Pot Lasagna Soup

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Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup - A Keto Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup is a hearty dish filled with sausage, riced cauliflower and kale.  This keto-friendly soup will satisfy any hunger-pain and warm you up on a cold day. The best part is that it comes together in 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto creamy sausage soup, keto zuppa toscana, low carb kale soup, low carb tuscan kale soup, low-carb tuscan soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced (optional)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 cups kale, destemmed and chopped into small pieces
  • 16 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 12 ounces riced cauliflower, cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Cook pork sausage, breaking up into small chunks. Drain off excess grease if desired. You may want to add back some grease for flavor later in the cooking process.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan; add onions, minced garlic and kale and saute until onions are soft and kale is wilted down to your desired texture.
    Fresh broccoli casserole without soup has 4 ingredients (broccoli, Ritz, butter and cheese) and is cheesy, buttery, crunchy and perfect.
  • Add heavy whipping cream and chicken broth, stirring occasionally until it comes to a boil.
    Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup is a copy cat recipe for keto zuppa toscana made with sausage, riced cauliflower and kale. 
  • Add cooked riced cauliflower and pork sausage, salt and pepper. Continue to warm through. Season with additional salt, pepper, and pork grease (options) to taste.
    Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup is a copy cat recipe for keto zuppa toscana made with sausage, riced cauliflower and kale. 

Notes

  • This keto kale soup is a version of our number one most popular recipe-- Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup and it's keto-friendly version, Low Carb Tuscan Soup.
  • People have different preferences on the texture of cooked kale. If you like yours with a bite, only sauté it for a few minutes. On the flip side, if you like a very wilted, soft kale texture, keep sautéing until it darkens in color and shrinks down.
  • To make this a low carb soup, we eliminated the flour,  swapped the evaporated milk for heavy whipping cream, replaced the beans with riced cauliflower.
  • Not familiar with riced cauliflower? You can find this in the freezer section of the grocery store. We use the steamer bags that you cook in the microwave.
  • To give this keto creamy kale soup even more flavor, don't drain the grease off the sausage after you cook it. Or, drain it and add a little back when you add the sausage.  The pork sausage grease has amazing depth of flavor.
  • For a thicker broth, remove a cup or two of the soup, puree and add it back as a thickener. 
  • Looking for other low carb recipes?  Try Low Carb Chicken Salad 4 Ingredient Chicken Legs, Instant Pot Low-Carb Mashed Cauliflower or Low-Carb Baked Spaghetti Squash.

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 758mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1890IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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