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25 Minute Keto Sausage Soup

Keto sausage soup with mushrooms and zucchini is a creamy sausage soup that goes together quickly. This soup is full of vegetables and is the perfect dinner for a cold night.

Keto Sausage Soup With Mushrooms and Zucchini

This Easy Sausage Soup Recipe Is A Quick Dinner

The soup goes together quickly and doesn’t involve much prep work, so it’s perfect for busy work nights.

The recipe calls for the sausage to be browned. While the sausage is browning, cut up the veggies. After the sausage is browned, the soup is cooked for 15 minutes.

Leftovers warm up wonderfully and make an excellent work lunch.

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Creamy Keto Sausage Soup Recipe Ingredients

  • Sausage – I used Jimmy Dean hot. If you like Italian sausage, you could use that and make this an Italian Keto Sausage Soup.
  • Small onion – This is optional and adds carbs. If you want the lowest carb soup then omit the onion.
  • Garlic – One clove of minced garlic contains only 1 carb. When you consider the volume of keto sausage soup this recipe makes, the garlic addition is so worth the flavor payoff.
  • Water + Chicken bullion – My favorite is Better Than Boullion – Roasted Chicken Base
  • Cream cheese – Cream cheese is what makes this low carb soup creamy.
  • Canned diced tomatoes with the juices
  • Fresh zucchini – chopped
  • Fresh mushrooms – sliced
  • Fresh spinach or cabbage – Use whatever you have on hand. Spinach looks prettier but both tastes great.
  • Dried parsley – Adds color
  • Cayenne pepper powder – Adds a little zing.
  • Garlic powder – Deepens the flavor of the soup.

Keto Sausage Soup Substitutions

This recipe is highly customizable. Don’t be afraid to mix things up and use what you have on hand.

This soup recipe is a great starting point, but you can tailor it to what you have on hand. It’s kind of like a Keto Kitchen Sink Sausage Soup.

This recipe is perfect for the end-of-the-week meal when you have vegetables that need to be used.

When making substitutions, try and keep the quantities the same.

Original IngredientSubstitution
SausageItalian sausage
Browned linguica
Leftover smoked meats
Leftover chicken
Fresh MushroomsCanned drained mushrooms
Fresh CabbageFresh spinach leaves – sliced or torn
ZucchiniAsparagus – Cut into bite-sized pieces
Broccoli or Cauliflower, fresh or frozen
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Keto Sausage Soup Recipe Addins

Equipment Needed to Keto Sausage Soup Recipe

  • Big soup pot
  • Cutting board
  • Chefs knife
  • Soup ladle
  • Stirring utensil
  • Serving bowls

How to Make Keto Sausage Soup With Mushrooms and Zucchini

Cook Sausage in Large Soup Pot

In a large soup pot, brown the sausage over medium-high heat.

While sausage browns, minced onions.

Cut up carrots, zucchinis, mushrooms, and cabbage.

Minced Carrots for Keto Sausage Soup

Finely chop carrots. The carrots need to be finely chopped so they cook in 10 minutes.

Chopped Zucchini Low Carb Creamy Sausage Soup

Chop zucchini into bite-sized pieces.

Sliced mushrooms keto sausage soup recipe.

Slice the mushrooms.

Chopped Cabbage Low Carb Sausage Soup

Chop cabbage into bite-sized pieces.

Set the vegetables to the side.

Add onion to cooked sausage

When sausage starts to get browned bits, add in diced onion.

Continue cooking for 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent.

Add garlic to creamy sausage soup

Add garlic to the sausage onion mixture and cook for one minute or until the garlic is fragrant.

Add cream cheese to sausage soup.

Add cream cheese to the sausage mixture.

Keto Creamy Sausage Soup Recipe

Cook until the cream cheese has melted and the cream cheese is combined into the sausage.

Add tomatoes to low carb sausage soup

Add all ingredients to the pot except the cabbage and dried parsley.

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Bring soup to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

Add cabbage and parsley to keto sausage soup

Add the cabbage and dried parsley to the soup pot.

Stir and cook for five minutes.

Keto Sausage Soup with Mushrooms and Zucchini

Taste for seasonings.

Depending on how you like your soup to taste and the quantities of vegetables you used, you may need to add a little bullion, black pepper, or garlic powder.

Keto Sausage Soup with Mushrooms and Zucchini Recipe Card

Best Keto Sausage Soup

Keto Sausage Soup With Mushrooms and Zucchini

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 small onion - minced (optional)
  • 1 teas garlic - minced
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 cups water
  • 2.5 teas better than base - chicken
  • 1 - 14 oz can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 carrot - minced (optional)
  • 2 zucchinis - chopped
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms - sliced
  • 1/2 teas garlic powder
  • 1/4 teas cayenne powder
  • 1 dash of black pepper
  • 2 cups cabbage - chopped
  • 1/2 teas dried parsley


  1. Add sausage to a large soup pot. Break the sausage up. Cook over medium-high heat until the sausage starts to brown.
  2. Add onion and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Turn heat down to medium and add cream cheese. Cook, often stirring, until cream cheese is melted and combined with sausage.
  5. Add water, bullion, tomatoes with juice, carrot, zucchini, mushrooms, garlic powder, cayenne powder, and black pepper. Stir to combine. If the vegetables are sticking out of the broth, don't worry, they will cook down. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add cabbage and dried parsley. Bring to boil, turn down to simmer, and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  7. Taste for seasonings.


For lower carb content omit onion and carrot.

Jimmy Dean was a singer and talk show host before he found fame as a sausage maker.

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How Long Does Keto Sausage Soup Last?

Most leftovers which are stored property are good for 3-4days.

What is in Keto Sausage Soup?

Sausage, cream cheese, and your choice of low-carb vegetables.

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