Healthy Copycat Recipe for Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana

Feb 22 2024
The Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden is a delicious classic soup, so why not enjoy it at home? This version has all the flavor, less fat, twice the protein, and bonus veggies! Don’t forget the breadsticks

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1/10 of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 205 calories, 8.5g total fat (3g sat. fat), 747mg sodium, 19g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 14g protein

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes


1 tbsp. olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 1/2 tbsp. chopped garlic

5 links raw lean Italian turkey or chicken sausage, casings removed

6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

20 oz. (about 2 medium) russet potatoes, cubed

5 cups chopped kale

5 cups frozen cauliflower florets, thawed

1 cup fat-free milk

1/2 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese

1/4 tsp. salt, or more to taste

1/4 tsp. black pepper, or more to taste

Optional toppings: grated Parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon


Place oil in an extra-large pot, and bring to medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until fragrant, 1–2 minutes.

Add sausages, and break them up with a spatula. Cook and stir until browned, 4–5 minutes.

Add broth, potatoes, and kale. Bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until potatoes and kale are mostly tender.

Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine thawed cauliflower, milk, and cream cheese. Puree until mostly smooth and uniform.

Add cauliflower puree to the pot. Cook and stir until potatoes are tender, kale has wilted, and soup is hot, 5–7 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.


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