LC Zuppa Toscana

Tammy Brownlow


If this is one of your favorite soups like it is mine - this is a must try for you! You will not be disappointed in the least. When the radish cooks, the texture and flavor changes - it mellows out and the texture is more like a yukon gold potato.

Here is the best part - you are making this soup healthy! By making the small switch of radish and chard, you are taking this soup from a whopping 51g net carbs to 3.9g net carbs!! I wanted to jump for joy when I got the result of switching the ingredients.

Enjoy in good health (:

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1 lb
mild italian sausage
1/2 c
diced onion
1/2 lb
radishes, peeled
2 large
garlic cloves minced
6 c
chicken broth
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
2 c
swiss chard, sliced
1 c
heavy cream


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I want to suggest peeling the radishes. I know it takes a little more time - but it occurred to me after I pulled the from the garden and was washing them and putting them in a white bowl that the water was tinged with red. I would be afraid you will end up with pink soup - so unless that is your goal...peel the radishes!

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2Brown the Italian Sausage in a large dutch oven. Remove and drain any residual grease.

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3Add chicken broth, garlic, onion, radishes, salt, and pepper. Cook until veggies are tender on medium heat, about 30 minutes.

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4Add sausage and chard to broth. Cook until chard has wilted about 5 minutes.

5Turn off heat and add cream. Stir to combine.

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6To serve:

Ladle in bowls and garnish with crushed red pepper and parmesean cheese. Enjoy - guilt free - except for not telling your guest they are eating radishes instead of potato - lol

7Nutritional Info:

Calories 539
Calories from Fat 402
Total Fat 44.7g 69%
Saturated Fat 17.6g 88%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 1647mg 69%
Potassium 646mg 18%
Carbohydrates 4.6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 28.0g

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #zuppa toscana