I love soup. Like loooooove love it. I even have an entire Pinterest board solely dedicated to soups. My husband is a huge zuppa fan, although he calls it wedding soup for some reason. If you’ve ever been to Olive Garden, you may have tasted this delicious creamy soup. It’s packed full of flavor, but unfortunately it’s full of calories as well.
I took a regular copycat recipe I found on Pinterest, and (as usual) made a few adjustments, et voila! A delicious meal for about half the calories of the original!
Skinny Zuppa Toscana
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 onion
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 lb of turkey sausage
- 4 slices turkey bacon (optional)
- 1 cup half & half
Brown sausage in a skillet. When done, drain the excess fat/grease and set aside. Sautee your diced onion and your minced garlic cloves together in your soup pot until onions are translucent. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
Stir in sausage and spinach until spinach begins to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in half & half until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately. You may use turkey bacon for an optional garnish.
I personally prefer kielbasa sausage, so I used that and cut the bacon at the end. It was such a great snowy day meal, and we’re still enjoying the leftovers. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from this .