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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15 Min


35 Min


Stove Top


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

Directions Step-By-Step


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!
Brown the Italian Sausage in a large dutch oven. Remove and drain any residual grease.
Add chicken broth, garlic, onion, radishes, salt, and pepper. Cook until veggies are tender on medium heat, about 30 minutes.
Add sausage and chard to broth. Cook until chard has wilted about 5 minutes.
Turn off heat and add cream. Stir to combine.
To 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
Nutritional 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