One Pot Italian Sausage Gnocchi Soup


With store-bought gnocchi, this hearty soup is ready in 30 minutes.

Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

A simple soup doesn't have to mean simple flavors, and this recipe for Italian gnocchi soup is a case in point. It's a rich, hearty, one-pot meal that packs Italian turkey sausage and potato gnocchi into every bite. If you're an overachiever and have an extra 20 minutes, channel your inner Giada and try your hand at homemade gnocchi.

Here's exactly how simple this soup is to make: Start by cooking the sausage with onion and garlic, leaving the rendered drippings in the pot to infuse the broth. Add broth and a can of tomatoes. All that's left is to poach the store-bought gnocchi in the liquid as it simmers, then fold in a handful of baby spinach.

In just half an hour, you have a generous meal with enough time and energy left over to slice some crusty bread for dipping. Che buono! 


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 12 ounces fresh Italian turkey sausage, removed from casing if necessary

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped (1½ cups)

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic (from 3 garlic cloves)

  • teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

  • 14½-ounce can diced tomatoes

  • 4 cups lower-sodium chicken broth

  • 16-ounce pkg. shelf-stable potato gnocchi

  • 3 cups packed baby spinach (3 ounces)


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add sausage, onion, garlic, and Italian seasoning and then cook, stirring often and breaking up meat using a spoon, until meat is no longer pink, about 8 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomatoes and broth and then bring to a gentle boil over medium-high.

  3. Add gnocchi and spinach and then cook, stirring often, until gnocchi is al dente, about 2 minutes.

Gnocchi and sausage soup served in a bowl
Jennifer Causey
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