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Healthy Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana

Who doesn’t love The Olive Garden?  Warm bread sticks, salads with tangy dressings, warm pasta and soup = pure yumminess.  When I was pregnant and very, very nauseated, I fell in love with Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana.  It’s perfectly seasoned with a variety of textures and flavors.

However, it’s definitely not the healthiest soup.  It has heavy whipping cream, butter, bacon, and who knows what else.  Since I refuse to compromise on flavor and my health, I made a few tweaks (like using coconut milk instead of heavy whipping cream) and created this masterpiece!  Your family (nor your taste-buds) will know the difference.

Healthy Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana- No Diets Allowed

Healthy Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana


  • 1 lb Turkey or lean ground sausage I prefer the HOT option to make it spicy
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 medium red potatoes washed and thinly sliced into about 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 6 slices of turkey bacon cooked and finely chopped
  • 1 32 oz container of Organic Chicken broth/stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large bunch of kale washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk


  • Brown sausage and onion in large pot.
  • Add chicken broth/stock and water to pot. Bring to boil.
  • Add potatoes, garlic, and turkey bacon. Cook until potatoes are soften about 15 minutes.
  • Add kale and cook for additional 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Add coconut milk.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Love this Olive Garden Copycat?  Try my Ziti Spinach Alfredo.  You won’t know it’s healthy either!

Ziti Spinach Alfredo- No Diets Allowed

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    1. I love making EVERYTHING into a healthier version! If it tastes just as good, why not make it healthy?

  1. so yummy! and a big hit with my family…. we’ve already made this recipe several times. thanks, Kami!

    1. I LOVE hearing that, Julie! Thank you for sharing with me. It’s one of our favorites too.

  2. how many calories is this healthier version? I am trying to keep track of my intake and would like to know I can’t find it anywhere

    1. Great question, Maria! I do not provide calorie information for this recipe. There are websites that can convert the calorie information for you.

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