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Bowl of soup with Italian sausage and gnocchi pasta with spoon.
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30 Minute Sausage Gnocchi Soup

A hearty soup is just 30 minutes away with this simple Italian Sausage and Gnocchi Soup. Only a few minutes to prep, minimal ingredients and simmered with the perfect Italian seasonings. Grab a fresh loaf of crusty bread and make it a cozy soup for dinner kind of night!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro



  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until fragrant and onion starts to become translucent (2-3 minutes). Add Italian Sausage and break up into pieces. Stir frequently until meat is browned. Drain excess oil.
  • Once sausage is browned, add in the tomatoes (undrained), 4-5 cups broth, spices, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 7-10 minutes to bring to a gentle boil.
  • When the soup has come to a gentle boil, add in the gnocchi and spinach and stir. Heat the soup another 4-5 minutes or until gnocchi floats to the top. If soup is too thick for your liking, add another cup or so of broth as desired. To thicken up the broth if desired, add 3 T tomato paste and stir until smooth. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with freshly chopped basil or parsley and parmesan. Store leftovers for about 3-4 days in the refrigerator.


  • For a creamy version of this sausage gnocchi soup, stir in ¼ cup heavy cream before serving. You can also serve the soup with a drizzle of cream if you don't want the entire soup to be cream based or if you know not everyone else will prefer it.
  • You can freeze this soup if desired. Store the soup in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Use freezer bags or store in individual servings for single meals when you need them.
  • I have only made this soup with shelf stable potato gnocchi. I imagine a frozen option will work as well, just make sure to follow any package instructions to make sure it is cooked thoroughly. You could also sauté the frozen gnocchi before adding it.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1149IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 5mg