Healthier Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Healthier Zuppa Toscana Recipe

This weather is “mandatory soup time”, and this time of year is also “lose a few pounds time”. What’s a hungry soul to do? How about the little bit healthier version of a crowd favorite – Healthier Zuppa Toscana!?!?! (Sponsored by Rollin’ Oats where you can get all the ingredients.)

How to Make Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana ready to serve

Healthy-ish Zuppa Toscana

Abby Allen-Leach
Zuppa Toscana, which literally translates to "Tuscan Soup," is a soul-soothing dish, typically comprised of kale, sausage, potatoes, heavy cream, chicken stock, garlic, onion and italian spices. The ingredient list may be small, but I assure you, this soup is quite mighty and loaded with layers of flavor. In order to make this soup "healthy-ish," I subbed out heavy cream for coconut milk and opted for a high-quality bone broth instead of just your average stock. You can even make this Zuppa Toscana rendition Whole 30 approved by utilizing a Whole 30 compliant sausage!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 717 kcal


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil Or any other fat of choice, such as butter.
  • 1 lb Sausage I recommend ground Italian sausage, but feel free to use whatever sausage you would like!
  • 1 White Onion Diced
  • 5 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 5-6 Red Potatoes Medium in size, cut into 1" cubes
  • 4 cups Bone Broth Use a high-quality bone broth like Bonafide Provisions which is found in the freezer section
  • 1 13.5 oz can Coconut Milk Full-fat
  • 2 bunches Lacinato Kale Ribs removed, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Oregano Fresh oregano is best
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Add butter, olive oil or fat of choice to a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add in the sausage and cook until meal begins to brown, 8-10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove sausage from pot, add to a medium bowl and reserve until later.
    Browning the sausage
  • Carefully add onion and garlic to the pot and saute until both have softened and are very fragrant, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes.
    Sauteeing the onion and garlic
  • Mix in potatoes and chicken broth, stir to combine and season with more salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium high. When soup begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer with the lid on for 10-12 minutes, or until the potatoes have softened and are fork-tender.
    Potatoes and broth added
  • Mix in coconut milk and kale and and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Taste and season with more salt as needed.
    Kale and coconut milk addded
  • Ladle approximately 2 cups of soup into a high-powered blender and blend until soup is well pureed. Carefully pour mixutre back into soup (this is to help thicken the soup) and stir to combine.
    Soup after blending 2 cups
  • Add reserved browned sausage back into the soup, along with fresh oregano. Stir and season as needed with salt and pepper.
    Sausage and oregano added
  • Ladle soup into bowls and serve with more fresh oregano.
    Another shot of the plated Zuppa Toscana
Nutrition Facts
Healthy-ish Zuppa Toscana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 717 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 912mg40%
Potassium 2249mg64%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 13641IU273%
Vitamin C 189mg229%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 717kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 37gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 912mgPotassium: 2249mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 13641IUVitamin C: 189mgCalcium: 300mgIron: 6mg
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1 Response

  • This was delicious!!! So good and super easy to make. Can’t wait to make it again. Thank you for sharing.

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