Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

One of my favorite soups to eat is Italian wedding soup. Unfortunately, I found out, in my early 30’s, that I have a gluten allergy. So I haven’t had Italian wedding soup in a LONG time! Over the years, I have developed a low carb lifestyle. First, I did the Keto diet for about three years. However, due to issues out of my control, I can no longer follow the Keto lifestyle. So I am continuing my low carb eating, but with Weight Watchers (WW). I came up with this low carb Italian wedding soup recipe that is perfect on WW.

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Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

Delicious recipe for a low carb Italian wedding soup. It's Weight Watcher and Keto friendly.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword keto, low carb, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients

For Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground Venison
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Basil

For Soup

  • 8 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 2 - 2 1/2 Cups Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 Med. Celery Stalk
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients for the meatballs and set aside for a moment. Place the chicken broth and seasonings in a large stock pot and bring to a boil. 

  2. While waiting for the broth to boil, make your mini meatballs. I used about a tablespoon of ground venison for each meatball. 

  3. As your broth is beginning to boil, add the carrots, riced cauliflower and celery. Once the broth is at a full boil, add the meatballs one by one. Turn your heat down so it's a slow boil for 30 minutes. 

  4. Check to make sure your meatballs are done. Add the spinach and allow to cook for about 2-3 minutes longer. 

Recipe Notes

Makes 10 one cup servings. 

Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

You guys, this low carb Italian wedding soup is so good! If you are following Weight Watchers, one serving of this soup is 1 point! Keto followers, I put the info in my favorite carb counting app, carb manager, and you can see the macro information below. Obviously, like any recipe, you will want to recheck with the specific ingredients you use.

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I had quite a difficult time finding the cauliflower crumbles. My local Target store used to sell them. I wish they still did. The type of cauliflower crumbles they sold were slightly bigger pieces, which is what I really wanted for this recipe. However, I used what I could find. I would not use frozen cauliflower rice. It may be too mushy in the soup.

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Other Soups to Try

Soup is probably my favorite things to make and eat. This Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe is my absolute FAVORITE Keto friendly soup. I plan on trying to recreate it in some way to make it Weight Watcher friendly. Other soups you will want to make are:

Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Turkey Cabbage Soup

The Best Beefy Cabbage Soup Recipe EVER!


Creamy Garlic Chicken – Keto

For Christmas, the one thing I really wanted was a cast iron skillet. I’ve wanted one for years. Up until a few months ago, we had a glass cooktop stove. I was told you could not use cast iron on a glass cooktop (so not true, by the way). Anyway, we got new appliances and switched to a gas range and oven. Best decision ever! So, since I finally had my gas range, I just had to ask for a cast iron skillet. My mother in-law got me one! I finally got a chance to use it and I made THE BEST creamy garlic chicken recipe. Best part is, it’s totally Keto friendly!

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Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

Delicious, Keto friendly, creamy garlic chicken recipe.

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 TBSP Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Asiago, Romano, Parmesan Blend shredded
  • 1 Cup Spinach chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place your olive oil in your cast iron skillet (or a regular skillet) and allow to fully heat up. 

  2. Place your chicken in the hot skillet and cook about 6-7 minutes on each side (may be longer, depending on how thick your chicken is). Remove from the skillet.

  3. Lower the heat and add the garlic to the skillet. Heat for about 30 seconds. Next add the heavy whipping cream, Italian seasoning, and the Asiago, Romano, Parmesan cheese blend. Add your chopped spinach and stir for about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper, as needed.

  4. Add the chicken back into the skillet and allow it to simmer together for few minutes before serving.

The nice thing about this recipe is that you can choose the type of chicken you prefer having! I had chicken tenderloins on hand so I used that. Let me tell you, this creamy garlic chicken recipe is the best chicken recipe I’ve ever made. My daughter, who insists she doesn’t like spinach, devoured this dinner! Since we are following the Keto diet, I served this over cauliflower rice for my husband and I.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Keto Macros

When I was figuring out the macros for this recipe, I decided to figure it out for the sauce only. Since I plan on using different types of chicken, I figured that would be easier. I used Carb Manager, my go to app for tracking my macros, to figure this out. As always, be sure to put this recipe in your own tracker with the specific ingredients you use, since different brands have different nutritional information sometimes.

creamy garlic chickenIf you are wondering about the Asiago, Romano, Parmesan blend, I get this at Sam’s Club. It tasted amazing in this recipe. I also like to eat it on salad. If you have a Sam’s Club membership, definitely give it a try. However, if you do not have a membership, I have seen something very similar at our local grocery store.

But I’m Not on the Keto Diet

No worries! If you would like to make this recipe, but not have all the fat and calories in the heavy whipping cream, simply sub in half and half! Next time I make this, I plan on having two skillets going. One for my husband and I, and one for the kids. They aren’t doing the Keto diet with us, and to be completely honest, I never imagined they would eat this yesterday!

Other Must Try Keto Recipes

Since we have been doing the Keto diet for a little over three years now, we have quite a few favorite Keto recipes. Some other must try recipes are:

Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup

Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe

Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

The Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Enjoy!!

Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup

One of my favorite soups ever is baked potato soup. However, it’s not Keto friendly and it’s not gluten free. So I don’t eat it anymore. Or so I thought! This weekend, I made a Keto soup that tasted VERY similar to baked potato soup. I’ve said before that the Keto Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe was my favorite Keto soup. Now, I’m not so sure! This creamy cauliflower andouille soup is Keto approved AND it tastes very much like my old favorite potato soup recipe! Total win-win!

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Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup

Super delicious recipe for a creamy cauliflower andouille soup that tastes very similar to baked potato soup!

Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword cauliflower, keto
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 301 kcal

Ingredients

  • 13.5 Ounce Andouille Smoked Sausage
  • 4 Slices Thick Cut Bacon chopped
  • 1 Medium Head of Cauliflower cut into pieces
  • 1 Small Onion chopped
  • 6 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Baby Leaf Spinach
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Salt, Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the andouille sausage into halves. Place in a frying pan and cook (or heat up, if fully cooked) until done. Remove from pan. 

  2. Add the chopped bacon in the pan. Fry until it is just about done and then add the onion and finish frying the bacon.

  3. Cut the head of cauliflower into small and large pieces. Place in a large stock pot with the cooked sausage, bacon, and onions. 

  4. Next add the chicken broth and water to the stock pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the temperature and cover. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes. 

  5. Add the baby spinach to the pot and simmer for about another 2 minutes or so. Next add the heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir well to completely mix. Simmer for about another 2 minutes.

  6. Serve with a little shredded cheddar cheese on top (or don't...it's good without it)!!

Recipe Notes

*Macros are NOT calculated with the shredded cheddar cheese. 

You guys!!!! I cannot tell you  how good this soup is! It smelled amazing while I was cooking it. Not once did I ever think that it would remind me of baked potato soup, but it totally does! If you’re thinking, “eww…cooked cauliflower smells so gross. I don’t think I can eat this”….stop thinking that! It is so good!

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Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup Tips

I will definitely be making this soup again. Next time I plan on doing the following things:

  • Adding MORE spinach
  • Changing up the type of meat in the soup
  • Adding a little bit of garlic powder

Tips aside, the soup, as is, was so good and tasted great reheated the next day. Be aware that it will separate some in the fridge. Simply stir and it will be just fine!

Keto Macros

As always, be sure to figure out your macros with the specific ingredients that you use. I’m sure there are different brands of andouille sausage at the store. The nutritional information may not be the same for them both. With the ingredients I used, these are the macros:

creamy cauliflower andouille soup

If you like this Keto recipe, you need to try a few others I have:

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe

Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken

Spicy Sausage Egg Muffins

If you have any questions about the Keto diet, please don’t hesitate to ask. What I would hate for you to do is listen to all that nonsense and inaccurate information that Jillian Michaels is spewing about Keto. She has no clue what she is talking about.

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Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

One of my goals for 2019, is to cook more. With as busy as we are with the kids and their school and sport schedules, something has to give. Typically, it’s cooking. One of my biggest mom guilts is how many meals my kids eat that are quick and easy, convenient meals (a.k.a. meals cooked in the microwave). While I know I won’t be able to cook a meal every night, I am going to try and cook a few times a week. Last night, I made this cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf recipe and it was amazing! Definitely something I will be making again!

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There are just some foods that do not photograph well. But don’t let that deter you away from this delicious cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf recipe!

Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Delicious, Keto friendly recipe for cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 People

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef 80/20
  • 1 lb Hot Chorizo
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 1/2 TBSP Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 6 oz Cheddar Cheese (or cheese of choice)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°. Prepare your loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, add all of your ingredients except for the cheese. Using your hands (because lets face it, using a spoon never works), mix everything together thoroughly.

  3. Take half of your meatloaf mixture and press it into the bottom of your loaf pan. Make a well for the block of cheese and place the cheese in the center. Add the remaining meatloaf mixture on top of the cheese and press the sides together. As you can see from the picture, I needed to do better at pressing one of the sides together!

  4. Bake in the oven for about 50-55 minutes. Check the center of your meatloaf with a meat thermometer. Internal temperature should be 165° F.

  5. Slice into 8 servings and enjoy!

When I made this cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf recipe, I used my perfect meatloaf pancheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf. This pan makes getting your meatloaf out a breeze! I think I will pick up a pan to make a bunch of mini meatloaves! They are perfect to freeze and take out as needed! I ate a piece of the cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf for breakfast this morning and it was even better reheated!

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One thing I will try next time, differently than what I did this time, is that I won’t cut up the cheddar cheese first. I sliced the cheese and placed the slices in the center. Instead, I will place the entire block of cheddar cheese in the center. I think that will work out better than what I did. Shredded cheddar cheese is another good option. Just make sure to weigh in on your kitchen scale to make sure you get the appropriate amount!

How Was the Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe?

In one word…amazing! Meatloaf is one of my favorite “comfort foods”. The addition of chorizo and cheddar cheese totally stepped this recipe up a notch. I plan on playing around with flavors in the future and using different meats and cheeses! Pair this with steamed green beans (like we did) or add my favorite Cauliflower Rice recipe and you have yourself a nice, Keto friendly meal!


Easy Fudge Recipes Anyone Can Make

One of my favorite desserts is fudge. I remember going to Mackinaw Island when I was a kid and buying all kinds of different flavors of fudge. If you aren’t able to get to Mackinaw Island to buy their delicious fudge, then these easy fudge recipes are for you! Even if you are able to go (and you should…Mackinaw is such a nice place), you’ll want to make these recipes. Especially with the holidays coming up. Everyone loves fudge and they love easy recipes. This is a definite win-win!

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Easy fudge recipes

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I am starting to think about the menu and more importantly, the desserts I want to have for our Christmas dinner. My husband and I are hosting this year, so I am really trying to plan the perfect menu. Some of these quick and easy recipes are definitely on the menu.

Easy Fudge Recipes

This time of year, peppermint everything is my favorite. Combine that with chocolate and it’s heaven on a plate! These easy fudge recipes are so perfect! Which one (or two or three…) fudge recipes sound good to you?

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Eggnog Fudge Recipe

Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge

Irish Cream-Pistachio Fudge

2 Ingredient Fudge

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy Christmas Fudge

Soooo…which of these fudge recipes will you be making? I am definitely making the peppermint fudge. Like I said, peppermint is my favorite, as is white chocolate. The peanut butter fudge sounds good, as well. No matter which one of these easy fudge recipes you make, your friends and family will love them!

If you are following the Keto diet, don’t fret! I have you covered! These Keto approved fudge recipes are perfect!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fat Bombs

Chocolate SunButter Keto Fat Bombs

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Vanilla Keto Candy