Creamy Tuscan- Style Soup
If you love soup and are working on a low carb type diet, then you will love this recipe. We first tried it last year when my girlfriend was starting a keto diet and found that it has been a hit with guests as well as the family whenever we have served it during a meal. Serves 4-6
1 lb sweat or spicy Italian sausage
1 onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup garlic, diced
1 cup tomato, cut into 1" bites
8 oz cream cheese
3 cups beef stock
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup spinach
1: In a large stock pot or dutch oven, brown sausage on medium high heat and break up into crumbles- about 5 minutes.
2: Remove sausage from pan and set aside - do not drain grease.
3: Add onions and celery to pot and cook to soft and lightly browned, about 6 minutes.
4: Add garlic and cook to softened and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about another 5 minutes.
5: Stir sausage back into vegetables, and add tomatoes and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted into meat and vegetables.
6: Stir well and slowly add in beef stock, stirring as you add. Bring to a rapid boil.
6: Remove from heat and slowly stir in cream, whisking as you add to soup.
7: Return soup to heat when cream has been well whisked into soup. Bring to a light boil to slightly reduce soup.
8: Add spinach in and let wilt. When spinach is wilted and soup has thickened, remove from heat and serve