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Sausage and Gnocchi Soup

Sausage and Gnocchi Soup
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 6

This hearty and comforting soup is a riff on Zuppa Toscana or “Tuscan Soup.” Serve with a side of crusty bread, and this quick and easy meal is complete. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
lb bulk Italian sausage
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped (2 teaspoons)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (16 oz) potato gnocchi
3
cups packed fresh spinach (4 oz), coarsely chopped
1
cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook Italian sausage over medium heat 7 to 10 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Add onion and garlic; continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • 2
    Add chicken broth, salt and pepper; heat to boiling. Stir in gnocchi and spinach; simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until gnocchi begins to float. Stir in whipping cream; serve.

Expert Tips

  • Add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper for a little spicy heat.
  • Packaged potato gnocchi is shelf-stable and found in the pasta aisle of the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
1440mg
60%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
3g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Gnocchi is considered a type of dumpling and has been a mainstay in Italian cuisine for many years. You can find gnocchi dishes just like this one at your favorite Italian restaurants, but it’s also so easy to prepare at home. Most supermarkets sell packaged potato gnocchi, and the dumplings only take a few minutes to cook, making it a great choice for busy cooks who still want to serve something impressive for family dinner. Gnocchi soup like this one is a common dish, but you can also find gnocchi tossed with pasta sauces like brown butter and sage or Alfredo. (We even have a recipe for gnocchi casserole!) Love this dish and want to try more just like it? How about making some of these pasta soups next? And don’t forget to round out the meal with tasty sides and toppings, too!

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