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Sausage and Gnocchi Soup

A Italian inspired hearty soup filled with sausage, gnocchi, and vegetables.

Course Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword gnocchi, sausage, sausage and gnocchi soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Author Star | the skinnyish dish

Ingredients

  • 1 lb turkey or chicken Italian sausage (casings removed)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 2 medium zucchini (about 2 cups sliced and quartered)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic (about 3-5 cloves)
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 14.4 oz can low sodium chicken broth
  • cups water
  • 1 tbsp better than bouillon (roasted chicken or vegetable flavor)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (optional, but adds nice spice!)
  • 1 16 oz package of gnocchi
  • 3-4 heaping cups of fresh spinach or chopped kale (i prefer stems removed on spinach, but its up to you)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt & pepper (plus more to taste)
  • cooking spray (i prefer avocado oil cooking spray)

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large pot or dutch oven heat over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add sausage and break apart with spatula then add in carrots and onions season with salt and pepper. Cook until sausage is cooked and vegetables are softened. Add in zucchini and cook for a few more minutes then add minced garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).

  2. Add in water, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, better than bouillon, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes if using. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 5 minutes. Add Gnocchi and let them cook until they float to the top stir in spinach and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan if desired, serve hot, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 10 cups of soup. 

Serving size: 1-2 cups

*I like to have one cup if I'm eating it with an oven sandwich or a big salad or two cups if I am having it as a whole meal. 

Each cup is: WW Green: 4 Points | WW Blue: 4 Points | WW Purple: 4 Points | 200 calories, 5.5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 26g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 2.7g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol), 12g protein