Whole30 Zuppa Toscana

A rich, creamy, filling Zuppa Toscana that's healthy and Whole30. With tender potatoes, kale, easy homemade Italian sausage, and bacon, this Whole30 soup recipe is loaded with flavor and the perfect
This Whole30 healthy zuppa toscana is rich, creamy, and so filling. Similar to the Olive Garden soup, this healthy copycat recipe is paleo and Whole30 compliant. With potatoes, kale, sausage, and bacon, it's loaded with flavor and super easy. Great for meal prep, too! #soup #healthyrecipes
Ingredients
  • 4 slices Whole30-compliant bacon cut into about 1/2" pieces
  • 1 pound Italian sausage made from below recipe or storebought
  • 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 medium yellow potatoes about 1 pound 3 ounces, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced, about 4 cloves
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 bunch kale stems removed and leaves chopped, 4 cups
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Homemade Whole30 Italian Sausage
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel seed optional
  • pinch dried oregano
  • pinch dried thyme

Instructions
  • If making Italian sausage: combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Alternately, combine all ingredients in the saucepan and stir well when browning.
  • In a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed medium pot over medium heat, add Italian sausage and sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes over. Use a spoon to break up the pieces. When browned and cooked through, drain and set aside.
  • Cook the bacon pieces in the same Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 5-10 minutes. Remove the crisp bacon and set aside - don't get rid of the bacon fat! Stir in the onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the Dutch oven with the onions and garlic, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes, and boil until fork tender, about 10-20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the coconut milk and the cooked sausage; heat through. Add the bacon and the kale into the soup just before serving and cook 'til the kale is bright green and softened. Add salt and pepper to taste.