This Zuppa Toscana Soup is creamy and easy to make with Italian-sausage, potatoes and kale and so much better than the Olive Garden version! It's seasoned with an array of flavorful herbs & spices and simmered to perfection over the stove. Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, Whole30 with options for low carb, keto and vegan!
Heat 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add the sausage while stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until browned then transfer to a plate.
Return the same pot to medium heat and add the remaining oil. Once the oil is simmering, add the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant and slightly softened, stirring frequently.
Add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute. If using wine, pour it into the pot and let it reduce to half (about 1 1/2 minutes).
Sprinkle the flour into the pot and stir well to coat the onion and garlic. Cook for 1 minute then slowly add 1/4 cup of the vegetable broth, while whisking well to eliminate any lumps.
Add the potatoes, seasoning and herbs and cook for around 2-3 minutes, until potatoes are fully coated. Add remaining broth or more as needed to cover the potatoes. Increase the heat and bring the pot to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in the coconut milk, cooked sausage (reserving some for topping) and kale.
Taste and adjust seasoning, as desired. Let simmer for 2 minutes, or until kale leaves have softened. Remove the pot from the heat and squeeze in the lemon juice.
Ladle into a bowl, garnish with chopped fresh oregano, some reserved cooked sausage, vegan parmesan, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, an extra lemon wedge, rustic sourdough, gluten-free bread or grain-free crackers, if desired.