Low Carb Keto Italian Sausage Soup – Guest Post from Soren Schreiber Katz

Posted by on January 6, 2015 in Gluten Free Recipes, Low Carb Keto Recipes, Soups | Chili | Stew | 9 comments

Low Carb Keto Italian Sausage Soup – Guest Post from Soren Schreiber Katz

Soren Schreiber-Katz, food blogger and recipe developer at the Just Fork It Blog, talks low carb keto “stoup” with Fluffy Chix Cook. “Stoup,” which translates to “soup so thick and chunky it should be called a stew,” is hearty and satisfying. It’s filling and provides comfort and warmth, perfect for cold winter months. The best part about this nourishing low carb keto stoup? It’s made from ingredients most of us have on hand, or can procure without a lot of hassle!







Italian Sausage Soup is a low carb keto winter favorite. Recipe and photo by Soren Schreiber-Katz.


The Fluffys could eat low carb ketolicious soup, stew, or stoup every day of the week, especially during all 2 weeks of winter. Hehe, we’re on the Texas Gulf Coast, and it’s hotter than hades for about 50 weeks out of the year. So for those 2 weeks of bitter cold (ahem, 30 degree Fahrenheit weather), we hunker down and endure…in our shorts, and Cousin Eddy fold-up cap, and our boots. Let me just say, fires are involved. And blanklies. And when these cold days hit, we’re prepared with thick, hunger-buster soups like this little Italian number from Soren. It tastes so much like Italian Wedding Soup, without the hassle of rolling meatballs.



Low carb keto Italian Sausage Soup close-up yummy action. Recipe and photo by Soren Schreiber-Katz.


We love that it’s so low carb and is made from ingredients most of us have hanging out in DS9 (Deep Space 9 = Fluffys’ Chest Freezer). We always keep “saursages” and bulk breakfast sausage in the freezer “pantry,” because you never know when we’re going to bust out a recipe like Soren’s low carb keto Italian Sausage Soup. Enjoy, or maybe we should say, “Mangia!” Bueno notte (Good Night). Turn out the lights. The End.



Mini Pecan Tartlets aka Low Carb Keto Mini Pecan Tassies – recipe and photo by Soren Schreiber-Katz of the Just Fork It Blog.


Soren Schreiber-Katz and I have known each other for many years, from our days in LCF (a low carb support board), Help & Recipe Discussion room. She would come in with these recipes that were just jaw-droppers. I mean, really—jaw-droppers! If you haven’t seen her mini Pecan Pie recipe, then hustle over to the Fluffy Chix Cook Recipe Archives and read about them. They are truly divine and are a DFSW (delicate flower of Southern womanhood) staple. Every Southern Belle, low carb or not, needs a pecan tassie recipe and now we can have them sugar free. Score!



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(Oh but wait, there’s more! Sure you can make Soren’s low carb Italian Sausage Soup in the slow cooker, or in a stainless steel Dutch oven. No problem. But we seriously adore our enameled cast iron Dutch Ovens for slow cooking soups, stews, and stoups! They are heavy, for certain, but they control heat and resist scorching. They go from stove top to oven like a champ, so you can brown your ingredients, then add the liquid, cover and cook in an oven or on top of the stove. We love Le Creuset or Lodge, but there are cheaper knock-offs out there that work equally well. The knock-offs tend to chip a little, exposing the cast iron and creating a bit of rust, but in general, if you hand wash them and take proper care, they will outlast your lifetime and maybe even several generations. Our two favorite sizes are the medium 5 ½ Quart size (Le Creuset). Lodge’s medium is a 6 Quart size, and the larger Le Creuset Dutch oven 7 ½ Quart, great for big volume recipes.


Low Carb Keto Italian Sausage Soup – Guest Post from Soren Schreiber Katz

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Serving Size: about 1 to 1 1/2 cups

Calories per serving: 559

Fat per serving: 47g

Low Carb Keto Italian Sausage Soup – Guest Post from Soren Schreiber Katz

This isn't my original recipe—this comes from a recipe someone posted on a low carb support board ( lowcarber.org). It was printed in a low carb cookbook: The Low-Carb Gourmet by Karen Barnaby. I loooove this book. I do have some tweaks (of course) so here you go! ~ Soren


  • 1lb mild or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 6 slices bacon—or 1 cup leftover pork roast or ribs, chopped
  • 1/2c chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced—or pressed
  • 4c of beef bone broth—or organic chicken broth or beef broth
  • 10-oz package organic frozen chopped spinach, no need to thaw
  • 1c heavy whipping cream
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • Variation (Optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Garnish (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated—per serving


  1. Cut up the bacon and take the sausage out of the casings, and brown until no longer pink. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and cook until translucent and onions are softened, about 5 min.
  2. Add the stock, a little at first and scrape up all the brown bits--that's GREAT FLAVOR and you can't leave it stuck to the pot, then add the remaining stock.
  3. Then add the spinach and let that melt into the soup.
  4. Stir now and then, for about 15 minutes (or longer if you forget about it).
  5. Add the cream and heat through, but don't boil. Now's a good time to package up for freezing.


you can use all 1 kind of sausage, of course :), or you can mix it half mild and half hot. My current pot of soup (see pics) has some leftover pork ribs instead of bacon. And of course, use beef, chicken or veggie stock, whatever you have on hand. Also-- I usually double or triple the recipe-- it freezes REALLY well. Even with the cream in it already, it's fine.

Serving Ideas Serve with a small salad or a low carb roll.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving (1/6th recipe without variations or garnish): 559 Calories; 47g Fat; 25.9g Protein; 6.4g Carbs; 1.5g Fiber; 4.9g Effective Carbs

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  1. This soup is excellent. Filling and delicious – just have tomake sure you drain and brown the meat well before adding the liquid. DH give it a 10 out of 10 and he is somewhat fussy : )

    • Yay for 10 out of 10!!! So glad you like it. Soren is such a great blogger, and the recipe is fab!!! (Psssst! *blush* although I do brown the meat well, I don’t drain it. 😉 Pork fat rules!)

  2. Made the soup, it was delicious! Perfect timing for cold weather here, thank you!!!

    • You are so welcome! Thank you for leaving a comment. Soren is such an amazing cook. Everything we’ve made from her or her blog, “Just Fork It,” is the bomb!!

  3. This looks fabulous…planning on making it this cold weekend! How do you think a little tomato paste would add to the flavors? Not a lot to increase carbs, just to give it some added flavor. Any ideas to kick up the flavor a bit? Love your blog, FB page, and recipes! 🙂

  4. This looks fantastic…going to make it for this upcoming cold weekend. Wondering if you’ve tried anything else to kick up the flavor a bit. Was thinking about a little bit of tomato paste to enhance the flavor (but not enough to turn it into a tomato soup. I love you blog and recipes! 🙂

    • I think you should go for it and give it a try! Let us know how it turns out! 😀 So glad you love the blog and hope the recipes are helpful!!

  5. I made this yesterday and it was fantastic! I doubled the recipe, used a couple of tbl. of tomato paste, 2 cubes of TJ’s frozen basil, and the oregano and some crushed pepper (less than recommended…I’m pretty much a wimp when it comes to “heat”!) I will definitely be freezing some of this, because it makes a ton. Next time I will brown the bacon and sausage in batches…it was hard to get the fatty parts of the bacon cooked with the amount of meat in the pan that a double recipe requires. Thanks to Soren for a great recipe, and to y’all for including it on your site!

    • Oh Pam! Thanks for letting us know!!! That Soren is sure smart!! Your variation sounds divine!!

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