Skinny Sweet Potato Toscana Soup

If you enjoy Zuppa Tuscana sausage potato soup from Olive Garden, you’ll love this lighter version with a sweet potato twist. This is my favorite sausage potato soup recipe.

Skinny Sweet Potato Toscana Soup -- If you like Zuppa Toscana, check out this lighter version with a sweet potato twist. Tasty with Kale, Swiss Chard, or Spinach {OneCreativeMommy.com} Gluten Free Soup Recipe

 

This recipe was a happy accident.  I know this never happens to anyone but me (right?), but I started creating my soup without first checking to make sure I had all the ingredients!  (I’m sure you’re all much smarter than I am!)  No potatoes.  Hmmm.  No problem.  I used sweet potatoes instead.  My family all agreed that they liked this version better!  The sweet potatoes combined with the spicy sausage were a hit.  My picky kids gobbled up the soup!  Success!

Skinny Sweet Potato Toscana Soup -- If you like Zuppa Toscana, check out this lighter version with a sweet potato twist. Tasty with Kale, Swiss Chard, or Spinach {OneCreativeMommy.com} Gluten Free Soup Recipe

So, why do I call it skinny soup?  No cream.  No butter.  There’s enough flavor that you just don’t need it.  (Of course, if you want your soup creamier, go ahead.  Use cream instead of milk.  I won’t tell anyone!)  Ready for the recipe?  It’s really easy.

Skinny Sweet Potato Toscana Soup -- If you like Zuppa Toscana, check out this lighter version with a sweet potato twist. Tasty with Kale, Swiss Chard, or Spinach {OneCreativeMommy.com} Gluten Free Soup Recipe

 {Skinny} Sweet Potato Toscana Soup

  • 3 cups water*
  • 2  1/2 – 3 t  chicken flavor Better than Bouillon*
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-2 cups peeled and cubed sweet potato (depending on how chunky you like your soup)
  • 1-2 cups chopped kale or Swiss chard (both are yummy, but we like kale the best)
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes (the sausage will add spice, so you can leave this out if your kiddos like more mild flavors)
  • 1/2 c milk
  • Parmesan cheese–optional garnish

*Any chicken broth, stock or bouillon can be used in place of the water and Better than Bouillon.

Directions:

Combine water, bouillon, and sweet potatoes in a medium sauce pan.  Cook on high heat until boiling, and then turn the temperature to medium.  Cook until the potatoes are tender.  Add cooked sausage, kale, and spices.  Simmer 5-10 more minutes.  Add milk and heat through.  Serve with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Skinny Sweet Potato Toscana Soup -- If you like Zuppa Toscana, check out this lighter version with a sweet potato twist. Tasty with Kale, Swiss Chard, or Spinach {OneCreativeMommy.com} Gluten Free Soup Recipe

We like it with Swiss chard, too!

Looking for some more ways to warm up this season?

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Heidi

 

Comments

  1. Hmm. . . I may have to try your soup with some vegan Field Roast Italian sausage. I’m all about the light yet filling dishes right now! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Oooh, Heidi, yum!! Looks delish! I never get the soup at Olive Garden, I’m always to busy pigging out on pasta, haha.
    Thanks for the recipe. Pinning!! :) Di

  3. I saw you over on Work it Wednesday! Had to comment because I’ve been looking for a healthier version of this soup, thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks very scrummy… like the idea of sweet potatoes. I never check my cupboard and regularly have to swap ingredients!!

  5. Yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at Two Girls and a Party!
    We hope to see you back every Wednesday to link up and check our featured blogs!

  6. These all look so good! I love kale in any soup, one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the recipe Heidi.
    Hugs,
    Marcie

  7. YUM, I could add in some beans to make it veg. This sounds awesome. Accident recipes happen to me all the time! LOL YUM
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  8. This looks just gorgeous. I’m going to try it tomorrow. (yay for actually having all the ingredients!) Thanks!!
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  9. Hi Heidi,
    Love that it’s finally soup season!
    We love sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Amy
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  10. This looks amazing! I will definately give it a try!
    I hope I will manage as I am not a great cook!

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