Today I am sharing one of my all times favorites soups – zuppa toscana! This version is dairy free and in my honest opinion, so much tastier than the dairy filled versions! Here I use coconut milk instead of cream (or milk), and the flavors from the coconut milk add so much to the bit of heat from the sausage. It’s the perfect balance. You will want to make a double batch because this dairy free zuppa toscana is everything you want on a cold winter day.
I first made this dairy free zuppa toscana on a whim without the added coconut milk, so basically it was a sausage, kale and potatoes soup. Nothing wrong with that! But the coconut milk, oh my goodness, it made the soup a creamy dream in a bowl!
You know it’s good when you just keep going back for more and slurp up the broth. This is that soup.
I’d made it with both pork sausage and chicken sausage. I love them both! When I use chicken sausage I love to add some bacon in, which I’ve shared in the recipe below. However, if you don’t have bacon on hand or are using pork sausage, the bacon is no needed… just a little something extra if you want it!
Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe
I love using my homemade bone broth in here because it’s not only comforting, but so nourishing too! Enjoy this dairy free zuppa toscana and be sure to share it with some friends!
Zuppa Toscana (dairy free)
- 4 slices bacon cut into bite size pieces
- 1 lb ground italian chicken sausage (see note)
- 4 medium yukon gold potatoes diced into bite size pieces
- 2 cups homemade chicken bone broth (or store bought)
- 1 bunch kale stems removed and roughly chopped
- 1 can full fat coconut
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the bacon and saute until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate.
- Add the sausage into the pot and saute until fully cooked through, breaking up the sausage as it cooks. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate.
- Add the potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and turn heat down to low for a low simmer. Boil the potatoes for 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft through the center but still maintain their shape.
- Add the kale and stir to begin to wilt the kale. Add the coconut milk, cooked bacon, cooked sausage, sea salt and pepper. Stir the soup together, taste and add more sea salt as needed.
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What is YOUR favorite soup to make? Do you have a favorite you always order out when you see it?