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Keto Zuppa Toscana

Keto Zuppa Toscana is a Keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It’s filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth. Even people not following the Keto diet LOVED this recipe. It’s delicious, guilt-free comfort food.

Keto Zuppa Toscana - A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

Keto Zuppa Toscana

According to Wikipedia, traditional Zuppa Toscana is made with “kale, zucchini, cannellini beans, potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, tomato pulp, extra virgin olive oil, salt, powdered chili, toasted Tuscan bread, and rigatino”.

The Keto version incorporates most of the same ingredients except for the ones not allowed on the diet. 

Personally, I’ve tried both versions and I like the Keto version better! I’m starting to get back into the Keto diet again and this easy and delicious soup has made a few appearances at dinner time in my home.

Keto Zuppa Toscana - A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

Instead of potatoes, Keto Zuppa Toscana uses roasted cauliflower. Have you tried roasted cauliflower? OMG, it’s amazing! I’m not a big cauliflower fan, but I absolutely adore it when it’s oven-roasted. Yum!

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I got this recipe from one of my Keto subscription boxes. Every month, they send Keto foods and snacks plus two new recipes to try. 

Keto Zuppa Toscana - A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

Keto Zuppa Toscana Ingredients

Curious to see what’s in Keto Zuppa Toscana? All this deliciousness!

  • Roasted cauliflower florets
  • Garlic powder
  • Mild Italian sausages
  • Thick-cut bacon
  • Onion
  • Chicken broth
  • Heavy cream
  • Kale

You won’t even miss the beans, I promise!

Keto Zuppa Toscana - A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

How to Make Keto Zuppa Toscana

The first step is to roast the cauliflower. Place the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roast in the oven for 35 minutes at 375F. Set baking sheet aside when it’s done.

While the cauliflower is roasting, cook the sausage in a skillet over medium high heat. Remove the sausage from its casing first! Stir frequently, until browned. Drain the fat and set aside. If you don’t remove the extra fat, the soup will be too greasy.

Keto Zuppa Toscana - A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

Grab a big pot and cook the bacon over medium high heat. Remove the bacon from the pot, but save the bacon grease in the pot. You’ll need it for the next step of the recipe.

Add onions to the bacon pot and saute over medium high heat for 4 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to desired taste.

Add chicken broth and cooked Italian sausage. Cover and simmer over medium low heat for 20 minutes. 

Add the roasted cauliflower, cooked bacon and heavy cream to the pot. Cook an additional 5 minutes.

Turn off the heat and stir in kale. Cover and let soup sit for 20 minutes so the kale wilts. Serve and enjoy!

Keto Zuppa Toscana - A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

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Keto Zuppa Toscana - A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

Keto Recipes

I have a few more Keto recipes on my site that you’ll love!

  • Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake – So rich and creamy! Enjoy this easy Keto dessert guilt-free. Each bite is pure pumpkin heaven.
  • Keto Cauliflower Ziti – Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This Keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.
  • Low Carb Chicken Divan –  You won’t even miss the carbs! This comforting casserole has a creamy sauce made with chicken, broccoli, cheddar cheese and cauliflower rice.
  • Keto Brussels Sprouts Casserole – Cheesy comfort food you can enjoy guilt-free! This delicious Keto casserole is made with tender Brussels Sprouts, bacon and loads of cheese.

You also might enjoy Keto subscription boxes for Canadians and this Keto Chicken Guide.

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Keto Zuppa Toscana - A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

Keto Zuppa Toscana

Keto Zuppa Toscana

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

A keto friendly version of the famous Tuscan soup! It's filled with kale, bacon, sausage, roasted cauliflower immersed in a creamy broth.

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 mild Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 1 package thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 cups kale, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Place cauliflower on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roast in oven for 35 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Add sausage to a skillet over medium high heat and cook, stirring frequently, until browned. Drain fat and set aside.
  4. In a large pot, cook bacon over medium high heat. Remove bacon from pot, but save bacon drippings in the pot.
  5. Add onions to bacon pot and saute over medium high heat for 4 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to desired taste.
  6. Add chicken broth and cooked sausage. Cover and simmer over medium low heat for 20 minutes.
  7. Add roasted cauliflower, cooked bacon and heavy cream. Cook an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat and stir in kale. Cover and let soup sit for 20 minutes for the kale to wilt. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 463 Total Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 1886mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 8g Protein: 18g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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