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Italian Gnocchi Soup

Italian Gnocchi Soup is a quick and incredibly flavorful dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights. With just 5 ingredients and on the dinner table in under 30 minutes, it will be a family favorite! 

Italian gnocchi soup in a bowl.

Soup season is officially here and boy do I have a delectable soup for you today!  This is going to knock your socks off! 

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Why You’ll Love this Gnocchi Soup

  • Quick and Easy: This easy Gnocchi Soup is bursting with flavor and is so simple to put together.  It is my new go-to busy weeknight dinner and the perfect comfort food on a cold night.
  • Simple Ingredients: This five-ingredient soup is so easy to make. Use store-bought gnocchi and your favorite sausage for a comforting and delicious meal the whole family will love. 
  • Budget Friendly: Skip the take-out line for this homemade gnocchi soup for a great addition to any weeknight meal plan and save on your monthly grocery bill. 

Ingredients for Gnocchi Soup

  • Sweet Italian Sausage or hot Italian Sausage 
  • Chicken Broth
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes 
  • Packaged Gnocchi – From the pasta isle, not refrigerated section or frozen
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Black Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese

How to Make Italian Gnocchi Soup

  1. Cook ground sausage in a Dutch oven until browned. Stir in chicken broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  2. Add gnocchi and return to a boil; reduce to simmer for about 4 minutes. 
  3. Stir in baby spinach and add pepper.
  4. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions for Gnocchi Soup

  • Garnishes: Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes or fresh basil.
  • Side Dishes: Easy Green Salad and Garlic Bread or crusty bread make great sides for any soup dinner. 

How to Store and Reheat

  • Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Freeze in a freezer-safe container up to 3 months.
  • Reheat gnocchi soup in a apn over medium heat, stirring often until heated through. 
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What is Gnocchi?

Gnocchi is an Italian dumpling made from potatoes and flour. These soft dumplings are a hearty addition to soup or can be served with your favorite pasta sauce or simply brown butter and fresh herbs. 

Where to Buy Gnocchi?

You can find fresh, frozen or dried gnocchi in any grocery store. I generally buy the dried and it’s located near the pasta. Obviously fresh and frozen will be in their relative departments. 

Super Fast Southern from Southern Living

This recipe comes from Southern Living’s Super Fast Southern. I received a copy for review a few years ago and it has so many great recipes.

Italian Gnocchi Soup Recipe ~ MissintheKitchen.com

I hope you will add these ingredients to your shopping list and make this Italian Gnocchi Soup soon. I know you are going to love it. You don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen, this dish is simple and so incredibly delicious.

If you love this Recipe as much as I do, please leave a comment and a five star review, and be sure to help me share on Pinterest!

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Italian Gnocchi Soup

Easy and delicious! This Italian Gnocchi soup has just a few ingredients and can be on the table in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minute meal, gnocchi soup, Italian sausage soup, sausage, spinach
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 713kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 1 pound ground Italian Sausage
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 16 oz package gnocchi not refrigerated or frozen
  • 1 6 oz package fresh baby spinach leaves
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • In a 4 quart Dutch oven, add ground sausage and cook over medium-high heat until browned.
  • Add chicken broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add gnocchi. Return to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 2-4 minutes until gnocchi float to top.
  • Add baby spinach, stirring until spinach is wilted. Stir in pepper.
  • Ladle into bowls and top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.



  • Optional Garnishes: Drizzle with olive oil, red pepper flakes or fresh basil.
  • Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Freeze in a freezer-safe container up to 3 months.
  • Reheat gnocchi soup in a apn over medium heat, stirring often until heated through.
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 2164mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g



          1. Hi Belinda,
            This recipe came from a cookbook. I have never tried refrigerated or frozen gnocchi but I’m guessing the cooking time is just different. I would say you could use either and just cook until the gnocchi is cooked through.

            ~ Milisa

    1. This was loaded with flavor. I used hot Italian sausage and had to use gluten free gnocchi. Outstanding and so easy. Served this with a hunk of sour dough bread for my husband. He really enjoyed it. Great on a cold night in the fall. I will make this again.

            1. I have doubled the batch and frozen 1/2. The spinach is different like if you would have used frozen instead of fresh. Nobody noticed 😉 II will be doubling this from now on as as it is a family favorite.

    2. I have made this recipe twice now. First time was according to directions. We had an unexpected snow and I had the main ingredients of sweet Italian sausage, gnocchi, and chicken broth. Didn’t have fresh spinach or canned diced tomatoes. I substituted tomato sauce for the canned tomatoes and frozen Green Giant creamed spinach for the fresh spinach. It had a really creamy tomato soup vibe to it and so good. Great with frozen garlic knots I heated in the toaster oven.

      1. Hi Sue,
        It’s one of my favorites for a quick supper. I bet the tomato sauce and creamed spinach made an amazing soup, especially with the garlic knots. Thanks for stopping by.

        ~ Milisa

    3. Made this yesterday and it was by far one of the most delicious meals that I have made that is this also super easy to make. I was very skeptical that it would turn out very good since there are barely any ingredients and there’s no onion or garlic, but I genuinely think it doesn’t need it. Next time I will double up on the spinach just to get more veggies in there.

    4. Hi, Just made this soup and is really good. I thought it need some garlic and basil so I had that and it is very good.

    5. Every time I make this soup someone asks for the recipe. And bonus that it comes together sooooo fast with only a few ingredients. So glad I found this!

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