Low Nickel Zuppa Toscana Soup

A family favorite, this low nickel Zuppa Toscana soup is hearty and filling. A creamy soup that requires minimal attention and seasoning, traditional Zuppa Toscana soup recipes include kale, which is high in nickel. Adapting recipes for my own enjoyment, I’ve substituted both flat leaf parsley and cilantro when making this recipe. Personally I prefer the flavor and texture of parsley to cilantro when I make this recipe, but both are great substitutes for the kale. Many potato soup recipes include bacon. I don’t think this recipe needs bacon, as the Italian chicken sausage is very savory and a healthier alternative to pork.

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