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overhead photo of creamy soup made with italian sausage and kale and topped with parmesan cheese
Keto Zuppa Toscana
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This keto Zuppa Toscana perfectly encapsulates the classic flavors of the famous Olive Garden soup! It's so hearty and satisfying it can be a meal by itself, and it provides tons of nutrients to power your brain. You'll only need one pot to make this keto Zuppa Toscana that is so flavorful the whole family will ask for more! 

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Laura Duffy
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 4 slices bacon
  • ½ onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 large cloves garlic minced (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 bunch kale chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 12 oz cauliflower rice thawed, raw or lightly steamed
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning heaping
  • 8 cups chicken bone broth (see notes)
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • 2 tsp salt less/to taste, if using chicken broth with salt
  1. Cut bacon crosswise into ½ inch pieces. Cook over medium/low heat until crispy. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Add Italian sausage to the pan and break into small pieces while cooking. When it's broken up and cooked through, remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon. Set it aside with the cooked bacon.

  3. Add the chopped onion to the fat that rendered from the bacon and sausage. Cook for a few minutes, until soft. Add the minced garlic and cook another minute.

  4. Add the Italian seasoning, salt, cauliflower rice and kale and cook for another few minutes, until the vegetables are softened and the Italian seasoning is aromatic.
  5. Add the cooked sausage and bacon back to the pan, followed by the chicken bone broth. Stir and bring the soup to a low boil. Let simmer over low heat for at least 5 minutes for all of the flavors to marry.

  6. Turn off the heat. Add the grated parmesan cheese and cream and stir until smooth.

  7. Serve with more grated parmesan on top, if desired.
Recipe Notes

**This makes a very hearty, thick soup. For a more "brothy" soup, add another 1-2 cups of broth.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Zuppa Toscana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1368mg59%
Potassium 373mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 944IU19%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.