Lots of admissions going on here. Number one, I love saying the name of this soup! ZUPPA TOSCANA! Number two, I had never eaten it before but really wanted to. Number three, the minute I saw cream was in the recipe, there was no way on this cutting back diet, that I was going to make it fat and calorie laden. Healthy version to the rescue! This flavorful soup will please everyone in the house and you’ll love having it for leftovers. 
It is a perfect delicious, savory and filling winter soup! For Me, it will be an all-year round soup! Making it again this week in fact!

 You can't taste the kale or realize it's cauliflower, so getting these two nutrient filled foods is so great in the soup! 

What You'll Need

Zuppa Toscana Soup Made Healthy
1 lb (16 oz) sweet Italian turkey sausage or spicy turkey sausage
6 slices of bacon, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (32 oz) carton of low-sodium chicken broth
2-3 water
One small russet potato, sliced
2 cups cauliflower, cut small
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 cups of chopped kale
1/2 cup half-and-half
Parmesan cheese, Shredded, optional for topping

In a large Dutch oven, brown your sausage. Removed with a slotted spoon and set aside in the sausage drippings on medium heat cook the bacon pieces until crispy. Add the onion and cook until the onions are translucent. Add in the mix garlic and stir for about a minute. Poor in your chicken broth in the water. Season with salt and pepper. Keep in the pot on medium heat, adding your sliced potatoes and cauliflower pieces. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes until the cauliflower and potatoes are soft. Add in the chopped Kale and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Add in the sausage and the half-n-half and cook though. Garnish with shredded Parmesan if desired.




  1. Oh this sounds delish and so healthy- double win! Thanks for sharing Andrea :)

  2. Oh yum! I'm not normally a soup person but this looks and sounds delicious! :)

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    Away From The Blue

  3. I love zuppa and I love the substitutions you've made here. That looks so creamy and delicious and perfect for another cold week!

  4. There it is!! That fabulous soup! And of course it's healthy! And made with lots of love, too!

  5. Looks so delicious and hearty! You did it again my brilliant friend!

  6. That is a fun soup to say! Yummy, it sounds delicious too and I'm always a fan of winter soups.

  7. There's nothing better than a hearty bowl of soup this time of year! This looks delicious and I love that it's healthier too!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. This soup is right up my ally! I love to take favorites and make them healthy!

  9. I am married to an Italian and I know he would love this soup. However, I have never heard of it befores but looks delicious. I may have to give him this recipe to surprise make for me one day.

  10. This sounds absolutely delightful. I LOVE zuppa and this lightened up version sounds and looks incredible, thanks for sharing beautiful!

  11. I love your recipes Andrea because they are delicious, healthy and hearty! This soup sounds delicious and even for someone like me, who doesn't eat a lot of soup. Thank you for the recipe and a healthy version at that!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

  12. I love soups in the winter, so we just might have to give this a try. YUM!

  13. LOVE that you made this healthy without sacrificing flavor! Way to go, rockstar!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. OMG this is so right up my alley! I am going to make this for us very soon, you are brilliant to lighten it up!

  15. This looks amazing!!! Gotta add it to my list to make ASAP!

  16. Wow this sounds so warming and hearty!! I love sneaking cauliflower into soup for some creaminess without the fat (and potatoes too!). Kale is easier to eat in soup as well. I like saying the name of it too. Are you using an Italian accent?? I need to hear it on your Insta stories! :)

  17. Oh my goodness, this is one of my favorite soups. I haven't ever tried to make it myself, but if I do, I am definitely trying this lighter version! Yum!

  18. This soup looks and sounds so good. I like that you made it healthier too! :)

  19. I feel like I have to do the Italian hand movements when saying ZUPPA! :)

  20. This looks so yummy and would be perfect for this cold rainy day we are having!

  21. I love that you made it healthy! I'll have to try this! I'm always trying to figure out how to make soups healthier because I typically always make soups that are terrible for you. Haha.

  22. I've never had this either, but you've made it healthy and it looks darn delicious! So I'm going to try it!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  23. I love this from Olive Garden. How neat that with your recipe I can make it better for me--and I bet that it tastes just as good!

    Visiting from #happynowlinkup

  24. This soup looks delicious and creamy enough to satisfy my husband! I often substitute heavy cream for half and half or fat free half and half or even evaporated milk! The cauliflower sounds like a great addition!

  25. i wish I had that for lunch today! I told Carly next week is totally going to be a soup a day kind of week. I have swapped full fat coconut milk for the heavy cream and it's delish.

  26. I LOVE Zuppa Toscana but the ones I have made on Pinterst are soooo salty. How is this one?

  27. It sounds delicious. Change of my plan shared on Insta, I'll have a bowl of this BEFORE that gelato!
    Hugs, Mary.

  28. My mouth is watering! Sounds so good!

  29. Such a hearty recipe, thanks for sharing dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  30. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, we hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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