Similar to Italy's, Zuppa Toscana!
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!
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.
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.
My soup utilizes Kale and makes for one healthy hearty meal! You can always use spinach instead if desired!
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.
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.
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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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