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Low Carb Tuscan Kale Soup

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 cloves1 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.
  • Add heavy whipping cream and chicken broth, stirring occasionally until it comes to a boil.
  • 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.

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 saute it for a few minutes. On the flip side, if you like a very wilted, soft kale texture, keep sauteing 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.
  • 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