Sausage, Gnocchi and Kale Soup Recipe
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This sausage, gnocchi and kale soup is full of flavor, comforting and perfect for the cooler weather! Serve it with a crusty bread and a salad for a hearty meal!
Serves: 4
  • 2 links fresh chicken sausage, sliced
  • 3 cups chopped kale, packed
  • 6 to 7 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 16 oz pkg potato gnocchi
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  1. Add the olive oil to a large pot over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken sausage and brown on both sides for about two minutes.
  2. Add the onion and cook for two to three minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium and add the garlic, carrots and thyme. Cook for two minutes, stirring frequently so the garlic doesn't burn.
  4. Add the kale and ¼ cup of water. Cover and cook for one minute. Uncover, stir and cook for two more minutes or until the kale is wilted down.
  5. Add the broth and bring the soup to a simmer. Cover and cook for ten to fifteen minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  6. Add the gnocchi and cook for four to six minutes or until it's tender. Be sure the soup stays at a simmer while the gnocchi is cooking - and stir often!
  7. Turn the heat down to low and add the parsley and half-and-half. Stir to combine and heat through for about 60 seconds. Do not boil.
  8. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
  9. Serve with additional parsley and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
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