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Rating: 4.77 stars
96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A comforting creamy Italian soup with gnocchi, spinach, tomatoes--guaranteed to warm you up when it gets cold outside.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook ground sausage until browned, breaking it up into small pieces, about 7 minutes. Transfer sausage to a bowl. Drain fat from skillet; wipe out skillet with a paper towel.

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  • Melt butter in skillet over medium heat, Stir in onion and saute until translucent, 2 or 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Whisk in flour until evenly mixed into butter, 1 minute. Slowly pour in cream and Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth. Whisk mixture until it comes to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to low. Simmer until mixture thickens, whisking occasionally, about 10 minutes.

  • Return sausage to the skillet; add spinach, tomatoes, and gnocchi. Cook over medium heat until gnocchi is heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add dash of salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

This is a fast comfort soup, since the sausage is already spicy the Swanson(R) Unsalted Chicken Broth goes very well, allowing for all the flavors to come through. Any other vegetables can be added to one's own tastes!

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Nutrition Facts

683 calories; protein 16.8g; carbohydrates 33.6g; fat 53.6g; cholesterol 160mg; sodium 866.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2016
This was very tasty and easy to make. I agree with the previous reviewer that suggested using less gnocchi. I think next time, I will put in about 12 oz. Also, I will use half and half instead of heavy cream. It was a bit rich for me. Also, I recommend using a dutch oven or something similar instead of a skillet, just so scooping the soup out is easier. Can't wait to try it tomorrow as most soups are better on the second day. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2017
Didn't care for it. Read More
96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2016
This was very tasty and easy to make. I agree with the previous reviewer that suggested using less gnocchi. I think next time, I will put in about 12 oz. Also, I will use half and half instead of heavy cream. It was a bit rich for me. Also, I recommend using a dutch oven or something similar instead of a skillet, just so scooping the soup out is easier. Can't wait to try it tomorrow as most soups are better on the second day. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2016
I never like to rate a recipe unless it was prepared pretty much exactly as stated, but this was SO good that I must share. My only deviations were to use hot italian turkey sausage, half and half instead of cream, and Trader Joe's brand frozen Gorgonzola gnocchi since there was no plain gnocchi to be found there that day. With the addition of the gorgonzola sauce in the gnocchi, I decided to leave out the parmesan for the first tasting, and found it wasn't needed. This was absolutely delicious served with some crusty, buttered baguette. I will have to try it one of these days exactly as directed, and I do expect it to be a little richer with full-fat ingredients. But even with half and half and turkey sausage, this soup reminds me of Alfredo. It is absolute comfort food and I look forward to making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2017
Simple recipe for a delicious fast weeknight supper. I added about 1/4 cup of chopped Parmesan cheese rind (that I had been saving for just such an occasion) with the chicken broth and cream. It added a wonderful depth of flavor to the soup and I didn't have to add any additional salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2018
Fantastic! I made it just as written and both my husband and I couldn’t get enough of it, or stop making yummy sounds. Perfect as is! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2016
I just made mine the exact same way as this recipe but I added Romano and Parmesan cheese and substituted the spinach for kale. I also couldn't help but add some bacon to it as well! Turned out amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2018
OMG this recipe is amazing. I cooked exactly as directed and it was perfect. It gets better and better if it last more than one day. Will definitely make again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2018
My wife and I loved it! We made it as printed except we added sliced mushrooms and used mini tortellini instead of gnocchi. Delicious. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2016
My husband and I loved this recipe. I made my own Gnocchi using another recipe on here called quick gnocchi. It had amazing flavor! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2016
This recipe was the best recipe I think Ive ever tried! I was BLOWNNNN AWAY. AMAZING. The only things I did differently is instead of adding salt to it , I just used chicken broth with sodium because I had it on hand and I used 1 lb instead of a half pound of Italian sausage. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2017
Didn't care for it. Read More