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Parmesan Gnocchi Soup

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Parmesan Gnocchi Soup is simple to prepare, loaded with healthy vegetables, rich chicken stock, and the added flavor of a Parmesan rind. This soup is the perfect way to use up those Parmesan rinds that are taking up valuable freezer space!

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup is a hearty and healthy meal loaded with flavor that your whole family will love | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Do you save your leftover Parmesan rinds? Did you know that you can freeze them until you are ready to use them? Well now you do, LOL

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup flavored with the rind from Parmesan cheese and loaded with vegetables for a healthy and delicious meal | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

This Parmesan Gnocchi Soup is so simple to prepare, it is perfect for busy weeknights…and lazy weekends.

How to make Parmesan Gnocchi Soup

Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, while stirring until softened…..

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Add the garlic and cook for one minute, until aromatic but not browned.

Add the stock, beans, tomatoes, carrots…..

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup recipe stock | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

and Parmesan rind…..

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Simmer until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.

Stir in the gnocchi and zucchini. Bring soup to a boil and cook for 2 minutes…..

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup recipe zucchini | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Add the spinach…..

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup recipe spinach | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

stir and cook until the spinach is heated through…..

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup recipe done | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Scoop out the Parmesan rind {you may have to hunt for it} ladle soup into bowls and top with grated Parmesan cheese and shreds of fresh basil…..

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

All of your favorite Italian flavors blended together in a delicious soup…so yummy!!

Recipe Notes:

  • For the zucchini – cut the zucchini into quarters…..
Parmesan Gnocchi Soup recipe quarter | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS
  • Then thinly slice…..
Parmesan Gnocchi Soup slice | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS
  • I cheated and used packaged gnocchi to save time…..
Parmesan Gnocchi Soup recipe gnocchi | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS
  • This Parmesan Gnocchi Soup is great for leftovers, but the gnocchi continues to soften. Use within 3 days.
  • I would not freeze this soup, the gnocchi may get too mushy.
  • I did not mix the basil into the soup because I was afraid it would be too overpowering when stored as leftovers. If serving the soup all at once, go ahead and mix it in before serving.
  • If you do not have Parmesan rinds in your freezer, simply cut the rind off of a new wedge of cheese.
  • If you cannot find Italian-style diced tomatoes, use regular diced tomatoes and add 1 teaspoon of dried oregano. Adjust as needed to fit your tastes.

Thin strips of fresh basil {aka chiffonade} is simply stacking the basil leaves on top of each other, rolling them tightly together, then slicing them into thin strips…..

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup recipe basil | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

They look pettier that way. 😉

More chunky soup recipes:

  • This soup reminds me of Minestrone Soup, a delicious soup that is in desperate need of upgraded images!!
  • When it is cold outside a big bowl of Italian Meatball Soup is a surefire way to warm up!
  • Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup is fast, filling, and a great way to warm up on cold winter nights.
  • It is not exactly soup, but Guinness Chili is another favorite on cold, winter days….and game days!! It has beans, so that makes them similar, right?

Enjoy!!

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup is a hearty and healthy meal loaded with flavor that your whole family will love | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup

Parmesan Gnocchi Soup flavored with the rind from Parmesan cheese and loaded with vegetables for a healthy and delicious meal the whole family will love!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy soup recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5 ounce can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 rind Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups prepared potato gnocchi
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • .25 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese to garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, while stirring until softened. 
  • Add the garlic and cook for one minute, until aromatic but not browned.
  • Add the stock, beans, tomatoes, carrots, and Parmesan rind. Simmer until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the gnocchi and zucchini. Bring soup to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, stir and cook until the spinach is heated through.
  • Scoop out the Parmesan rind {you may have to hunt for it} ladle soup into bowls and top with grated Parmesan cheese and shreds of fresh basil.

Notes

  • This Parmesan Gnocchi Soup is great for leftovers, but the gnocchi continues to soften. Use within 3 days.
  • I would not freeze this soup, the gnocchi may get too mushy.
  • I did not mix the basil into the soup because I was afraid it would be too overpowering when stored as leftovers. If serving the soup all at once, go ahead and mix it in before serving.
  • If you do not have Parmesan rinds in your freezer, simply cut the rind off of a new wedge of cheese.
  • If you cannot find Italian-style diced tomatoes, use regular diced tomatoes and add 1 teaspoon of dried oregano. Adjust as needed to fit your tastes.

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4073IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 7mg

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  1. Looks yummy! I haven’t made gnocchi much, but I do love it. I will give this a try. Might even toss in some green beans as I’ve had a lot of those from the garden this summer!

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