Copycat Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Calories
261

This Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, cauliflower and kale. Made in the Instant Pot and full of flavor, this low carb recipe is paleo and keto friendly. Guaranteed to be a hit!

Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup

The question I have been asking myself as of late.

Where has the Instant Pot been all my life?

Like, for real! I am really having to restrain just not doing all Instant Pot recipes the rest of the year.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup loaded with sausage, bacon, cauliflower and kale. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is low carb, dairy free, paleo and keto! It's an Olive Garden Copycat recipe that's guaranteed to be a hit!

Especially after making this Zuppa Toscana Soup!

On a side note. Making soup when it is literally 99 degrees outside. Yeah, it just doesn’t seem to fit.

Can it get cooler already? PLEASE!

I guess that’s the life of a food blogger. Making all things pumpkin in May and hamburgers or grilling recipes in January. haha.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup loaded with sausage, bacon, cauliflower and kale. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is low carb, dairy free, paleo and keto! It's an Olive Garden Copycat recipe that's guaranteed to be a hit!

A Healthier Version of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana

Any ways. Back to the point, this amazing Low Carb Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup!

Have you ever been to Olive Garden?

Once of their more popular soups is this Zuppa Toscano Soup which is a creamy italian sausage soup filled with kale and potatoes (or sometimes cannellini beans). It’s absolutely delicious and super hearty.

I’ve actually tried to make it in the past but it didn’t come out right and was super greasy. But this time I tweaked a few things and couldn’t get enough of this soup and neither could my family. I definitely plan on making it a couple times this fall.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup loaded with sausage, bacon, cauliflower and kale. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is low carb, dairy free, paleo and keto! It's an Olive Garden Copycat recipe that's guaranteed to be a hit!

As I was making this recipe, I learned a couple things about my dear old Instant Pot:

  1. The Saute Mode is awesome. It gives you that sear so you don’t miss out the flavors!
  2. It takes a while for the pot to “come to temperature” when in Pressure Cook Mode. (which can make recipes a little deceiving at times.) So make sure to plan for extra time.
  3. Do NOT put your fingers or head over the little pressure release valve. Steam will get you and it’s hot.
  4. Make sure you have your Instant Pot in an area where the steam can go. Not under a cabinet or under a light.

I say all this from experience! 🙂 If you stick to those things you’ll be golden!

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup loaded with sausage, bacon, cauliflower and kale. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is low carb, dairy free, paleo and keto! It's an Olive Garden Copycat recipe that's guaranteed to be a hit!

My favorite part about this recipe is the cauliflower. I was honestly going back and forth on whether I should use potatoes or cauliflower to make it low carb. I’m so glad I went with the cauliflower, it makes this soup different and I love how the cauliflower goes so well with the spiciness of the sausage and bacon.

I also intentionally added the kale after the pressure cooking stage because I think it helps keep the texture of the kale a little better. I guarantee this soup will be one of those recipes you’ll want to make when you want to cozy up under a blanket. It’s so comforting and seriously gives me all the feels! Plus is low carb, dairy free, gluten free and keto! Woot Woot.

Bon Appetit friends!

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup loaded with sausage, bacon, cauliflower and kale. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is low carb, dairy free, paleo and keto! It's an Olive Garden Copycat recipe that's guaranteed to be a hit!

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Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup loaded with spicy sausage flavor, bacon, cauliflower and kale. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is low carb, dairy free, paleo and keto! It's an Olive Garden Copycat recipe that's guaranteed to be a hit!

Low Carb Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6-8 1x
  • category Category: Soup
  • method Method: Instant Pot
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup recipe is loaded with sausage, bacon, cauliflower and kale. Made in the Instant Pot and full of flavor, this low carb recipe is paleo and keto friendly. Guaranteed to be a hit!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. mild sausage, removed from casing
  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 carrots, sliced into coins
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups chopped up kale
  • 1 can coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Turn your instant pot onto the sauté setting.
  2. Add sausage to the pan and brown for 3-4 minutes. Breaking up with a wooden spoon so the sausage is in smaller chunks.
  3. Remove sausage from the pan using a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Next add bacon to the pan and saute for 3-4 minutes, until browned.
  5. Once browned add onion and garlic to the pan. Saute until translucent. Then add sausage back to the pan along with the carrots, red pepper, cauliflower, chicken stock, thyme, basil and red pepper flakes. Give it a stir.
  6. Cancel the Saute Mode.
  7. Put the cover on and turn to Pressure Cooker Mode. Set for 10 minutes.  The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.
  8. After the cooking cycle ends do a quick pressure release for the steam. When the pin in the lid drops, open the lid.
  9.  Cancel the Pressure Cooking mode. And turn on Saute mode.
  10. Add coconut milk and kale to the pot. Stir everything together and saute for 5 minutes uncovered.
  11. Serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 261
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 665 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 33 mg

Keywords: Low Carb Zuppa Toscana, Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup, Olive Garden copycat, keto zuppa toscana

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Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup loaded with sausage, bacon, cauliflower and kale. This Zuppa Toscana recipe is low carb, dairy free, paleo and keto! It's an Olive Garden Copycat recipe that's guaranteed to be a hit!

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61 Responses
  1. Nancy

    Saving to do in the slow cooker. I may sub low-fat evaporated milk for the coconut milk and spinach for the kale for our taste preferences. Thanks!

  2. Hailey

    Always LOVE this recipe. It’s become a year-round staple in our home. You can definitely catch me eating this even on a hot summer day because it’s that good. Thank you for making an amazing dairy free version! Quick question–is the red pepper a bell pepper or different kind of red pepper? Thanks!

  3. Jaclyn Gardner

    This was a big hit at our house. Didn’t have kale, so subbed in fresh spinach. We will keep this in rotation.

  4. Laurin

    Zuppa Toscana is one of my favorite soups that is so easy to make, but it’s so unhealthy! lol I recently started cutting back on my carbs, so coming across this recipe was golden! I tweaked your recipe; I only use lean ground turkey, seasoned with Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes, onions, garlic, veggie stock, coconut cream, kale, and I roast my cauliflower before adding it into the soup. I season with salt to taste and nutritional yeast in the end to get that nice cheesy flavor. Thank you so much for your low carb recipe!!!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      Oh yeah. So glad you love it! I haven’t frozen it yet. But honestly because there’s coconut milk in it I don’t think it will. As least the texture won’t be the same and the kale might get kinda slimy upon reheating.

  5. Jen

    This is an extremely tasty recipe but for me the pressure cook time was too long – the carrots, pepper and cauliflower turned to total mush and I’d prefer to have a bit of substance left in them. Will definitely make again but with a few minutes off of the pressure cook time!

  6. Lily Yee

    Very good. I made it tonight and made a few alterations because I didn’t want to run out to the grocery store. I skipped the red pepper cuz I didn’t have one; subbed 1/4 c dried minced onions (rehydrated) for chopped yellow onion cuz I didn’t have one. I also subbed 16 oz baby spinach, lightly chopped, for the kale.

  7. Heather

    This soup is one of the best soups I have ever had! I didn’t have cauliflower, but I added some sliced golden baby potatoes. I made it on the stove because I haven’t joined the IP train yet! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Everything I’ve made from your site I have loved!! Great job!!

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