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Mock Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa is the Italian word for “soup”, literally translating to “soup in the style of Tuscany".  Not only is MRC’s spin on this soul-warming classic truly irresistible and satisfying, but it’s a great way to add more nutritious vegetables and protein into your cooking. If you’re looking to add yet another MRC recipe to your list of family fav’s, this one’s a keeper for sure!  And now that we’ve talked you into Zuppa... tuck into a cup or bowl of it on a cold day and you’re sure to feel warm all over!



  • 16 oz lean ground buffalo

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • 6 ea cloves garlic

  • 1 TBSP olive oil

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 4 oz russet potatoes, skinned, thickly sliced and quartered

  • 24 oz slightly steamed kale (weigh raw using food scale), then steam)

  • 4 oz chopped green onion

  • 2 pkts MRC Chicken Bouillon High Nutrient Supplement

  • 4 C water

  • 2 C unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt



  1. Heat olive oil in medium to large soup pot and cook lean ground buffalo until fully cooked (break apart and crumble as it cooks).

  2. Add to lean ground buffalo the green onion, garlic, basil, oregano and thyme.  Cook for 5 minutes or until green onion and garlic start to soften.

  3. Add in potatoes, water, MRC Chicken Bouillon High Nutrient Supplement, and almond milk.  Cook until potatoes are soft (about 25-30 minutes).

  4. Stir in kale and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until kale is tender.  Serve hot.


Servings: 4

Replaces: 4 oz protein, 2 oz carbs, 4 oz vegetables, 1 healthy fat, 1/2 clear High Nutrient Supplement

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