Dairy-Free Copycat Zuppa Toscana

Fat
34g
Protein
19g
Carbs
14g

 

 

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Paleo Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa toscana is a broad term meaning “soup in the style of Tuscany”. Typically, classic zuppa toscana is a soup made from extra virgin olive oil, onion, kale, zucchini, cannellini beans, potatoes, celery, carrots, tomato pulp, salt, powdered chili, toasted Tuscan bread, and Italian bacon.

Dairy-Free Zuppa Toscana

The north American version is typically made with Italian sausage, crushed red peppers, diced onion, bacon, garlic puree, chicken bouillon, heavy cream, potatoes, and kale. This version is widely known and accepted as the Italian standard. The American reference dish for zuppa toscana has been made famous by Olive Garden. And if you’re living within the guidelines of a Paleo diet, Olive Garden is a no go.

Dairy-Free Zuppa Toscana

Copycat Zuppa Toscana

This Paleo version is incredibly delicious and fits nicely into your clean way of eating:

  • Avocado or Olive Oil
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Yellow Onions
  • Italian Pork Sausage
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Parsley
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Chicken Broth
  • Bay Leaf
  • Red Potatoes
  • Baby Spinach or frozen Spinach/Kale Blend
  • Unsweetened Plain Almond Milk
  • Otto’s Cassava Flour
Dairy-Free Zuppa Toscana
Dairy-Free Zuppa Toscana
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Dairy-Free Copycat Zuppa Toscana

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 430kcal
Author Kendra Benson

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Avocado or Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 medium Yellow Onions diced
  • 2 lbs Italian Pork Sausage we like Jimmy Dean Sausage in this soup
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes adds just a hit of heat, optional
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 8 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 cups Red Potatoes diced fairly small
  • 3 cups Baby Spinach or 1 1/2 cup frozen Spinach/Kale Bland
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Plain Almond Milk
  • Scant 1/2 cup Cassava Flour

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot over medium heat, add the avocado oil. When hot, add the onions and garlic. Saute until fragrant and slightly translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the sausage and cook until no pink remains. Add the oregano, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken broth, potatoes, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-high heat and gently boil for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender. Taste the soup base and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
  • While the soup is cooking, whisk the almond milk and cassava flour until smooth.
  • After the potatoes are cooked, add the spinach/kale to the soup. Stir to combine and cook until wilted/thawed. Add the milk mixture and stir to combine, and cook for 1 minute to thicken.
  • Serve hot. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.
This copycat dairy-free zuppa toscana tastes even better than the restaurant original and does less damage to your gut.

 

 

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Last Updated 07/22/2019

One Response to “Dairy-Free Copycat Zuppa Toscana”

  1. 5 stars
    This was so good and was easy to make! I have missed eating this soup at Olive Garden since I have been dairy-free and gluten-free for 8 years.

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