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Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup

Zuppa Toscana

  • One Pot/Pan
  • Soup

Similar to Italy's, Zuppa Toscana!

  • 30
  • Easy



This Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup (Zuppa Toscana) is one of those soups that you will want to make a big old pot of and enjoy over a few days.

Gnocchi Sausage Kale and Spinach Soup

I really like to use “medium italian sausage” for this recipe. However if your wanting a more spicy soup feel free to add a spicer sausage.

So if your craving a soup to warm you up, but also want a hearty meal. Then this Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup will hit the spot!

Gnocchi Sausage Kale and Spinach Soup in a pot

I have always loved Italian type soups and have been testing out a few of these popular gnocchi soups for some time now.

I found that the key to making it more like a soup rather that just a pasta dish is to use “Mini Gnocchi for the soup, rather than regular sized gnocchi. 

If you are wondering what those look like, see this spoonful below.

Gnocchi Sausage Kale and Spinach Soup

Today I am sharing with you my recipe for this delicious “Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup” that is also known as “Zuppa Toscana” Which is a popular soup recipe in Italy, that consists of healthy array of vegetables and rigatoni pasta.

sausage kale and spinach gnocchi soup

My soup utilizes Kale and makes for one healthy hearty meal! You can always use spinach instead if desired!

Gnocchi Sausage Kale and Spinach Soup

I decided to finally share my favorite version of it with you today! Mine is pretty similar to allot of those Italian Tortellini soup recipes you will find out there.

However mine has a few differences such as mine will use kale instead of spinach and celery instead of the carrots.

Not to sure why almost all Italian tortellini soups call for carrots these days, but to me that is so wrong.

Sausage Spinach Gnocchi Soup

Oh and mine also has a fair amount of parmesan cheese and absolutely “no cream”. The tomatoes and cheese will make it creamy enough!

I like to use sour cream vs heavy cream as it helps to make this soup super creamy without all the extra fat. That sour cream is mixed with chicken stock or vegetable whichever you prefer to use. 

If you are planning to enjoy this soup over a couple of days, then you will want to add one more cup of stock in the soup. Since the Gnocchi tends to soak it up overnight.  Believe it or not but this soup tastes even better on the second day.

Gnocchi Sausage Kale and Spinach Soup

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Notes: Also keep in mind, as with all my recipes. If you want to make more or less of this soup, simple adjust the serving size in the ingredients section above and the servings will automatically adjust for you. This soup can store in the fridge for up to 3 days and or freeze for up to 3 months.


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Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup

Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup

Yield: 4

Just like the Popular Italian Soup


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 large Italian sausage
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp Sour Cream, Full fat
  • 5 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups Chopped Kale
  • White Pepper
  • 500 grams Mini Gnocchi
  • 1 tsp Djion Mustard


  1. Cook the Italian sausage and red pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crumbly, browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon in the same Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain, leaving a few tablespoons of drippings with the bacon in the bottom of the Dutch oven. Stir in the onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the chicken broth into the Dutch oven with the bacon and onion mixture; bring to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes, and boil until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the heavy cream and the cooked sausage; heat through. Mix the spinach into the soup just before serving.

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