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Olive Garden Copycat Whole30 Zuppa Toscana soup is a hearty mixture of sausage, potato, kale and lots of veggies. It's much healthier than the original Olive Garden version. | www.grownupdish.com

Olive Garden Copycat – Whole30 Zuppa Toscana


  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Olive Garden Copycat Whole30 Zuppa Toscana soup is a hearty mixture of sausage, potato, kale and lots of veggies. It’s much healthier than the original Olive Garden version and even more delicious. Recipe is Whole30, dairy-free, sugar-free, keto & paleo.


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Ingredients

  • 3 strips of bacon, diced
  • 1 cup sweet or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb. hot chicken or pork italian sausage, casing removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups diced potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 4 cups curly lacinato kale, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 32 oz chicken broth or chicken bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour (can substitute all purpose flour if desired.*)
  • 1 cup Nutpods original dairy-free creamer or 1/2 cup half and half.
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven or stock pot, fry chopped bacon until crispy. Remove cooked bacon and set aside. Reserve the rendered bacon fat.
  2. Add chopped onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrots and parsnips. Saute for 2-3 minutes until vegetables start to soften.
  3. Add sausage and break up the meat with a spoon. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
  4. add arrowroot into the sausage mixture and combine.
  5. Add chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Once boiling, reduce the heat to simmer and add potatoes, kale, italian seasoning and salt/pepper to taste. Cover and simmer 15 – 20 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  7. Stir in creamer, nutritional yeast and lemon juice. Cook for 5 more minutes uncovered.
  8. Serve topped with the bacon bits and (optional) chopped parsley.

Notes

Feel free to substitute all purpose flour instead of arrowroot but the soup won’t be Whole30 compliant.

  • Category: recipe
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: soup, italian food, zuppa toscana, sausage, potato, kale, keto dairy-free, whole30, keto, paleo