Zuppa Toscana soup also known as a flavorful combination of sausage, kale, and a creamy broth that equals a yummy bowl of comfort food.
This soup is not only easy to make, but also healthy, packed with lots of veggies that your family surely will enjoy. My husband and daughter could eat the whole pot all by themselves.
It fits the keto plan, THM plan, and it doesn’t require cornstarch for thickening. Also it can be made dairy free by using coconut milk. Trust me, you can’t go wrong with this creamy and flavorful soup. Moreover, it makes wonderful leftovers for the next day.
- 6 cups organic chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons organic Better than Boullion chicken base
- 1 pound sausage - browned
- 2 cups organic blue kale -chopped.
- 2 cups diced onion – 1 medium size.
- 2 teaspoons organic garlic - minced 3 cups kohlrabi – frozen (see my veggie bags)
- 2 cups zucchini & yellow squash frozen dices (see my veggie bags)
- 1 cup heavy creamy
- Other optional additions mentioned: 1 leek thinly sliced, or 1 cup celery pieces.
- Seasonings used:
- 1/8 teaspoons ginger powder
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon my homemade seasoning salt blend (its available in my course)
- ¼ teaspoon kelp
- Shake to taste Himalayan salt & fresh cracked black pepper.
- Optional for thickening: 1/3 cup water with 1 ½ Tablespoons Arrowroot powder
Brown sausage and set aside in a bowl, (you can also use chicken sausage)
Now in the same pan (I don’t rinse my pan out,) add the chicken broth, garlic, and chicken bouillon paste. Heat & Bring to a boil.
Once its boiling add in your soup veggies: kohlrabi, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, (1 sliced leek if you like, sometimes I do, as leeks make a reeeally deeelish soup😊)
Cover and bring back to a boil, simmering veggies about 10 – 15 minutes.
Now add in your heavy cream, cooked sausage and chopped kale pieces.
Last you shake in your seasonings 😊
Taste to see to see if it needs a dab more salt or pepper, simmer for minutes to heat the meat and soften the kale.
Optional like shown in the video, you can thicken with arrowroot powder. (Which is a healthy alternative to cornstarch.) I have learned that less arrowroot is best. I also mentioned to use less broth overall to avoid needing a thickener.
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As the weather is getting cooler, it’s the perfect time to enjoy this soup with your favorite
This soup hits all the check marks: Its super easy to make, very healthy, it has great veggies you’d never guess are in this yummy soup, and your family will love it. It is one of my families very favorites. Also this soup broth base with the cream even works great for ham & potato soup, for sausage link soup, and even a few more!
It fits the keto plan, THM plan, and there’s no starch thickening in it, you can make it dairy-free by using coconut milk. You can’t go wrong with this soup recipe. It’s creamy, savory, and perfect for fall!
It also makes wonderful leftovers for lunch the next day! When fall arrives, I like to say, its Soup & sweater Weather!