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Gnocchi Soup

This Gnocchi Soup comes together in one pot in around 20 minutes. Made with gnocchi, vegan chicken cubes, vegetable broth, vegan sour cream and cream cheese, and amazing veggies like carrots, celery and spinach. It is creamy, rich, delicious, tastes like olive garden chicken gnocchi soup and you can tell every bite is so amazing that even pickiest eaters will eat a second or third bowl.

View of the ready Gnocchi Soup in a large saucepan.

Gnocchi are budget friendly and versatile, and therefore one of the ingredients to exciting recipes that I often come back to.

Just checkout the taste of my delicious and creamy Gnocchi with Garlic Cream Tomato Sauce or the extremely easy-to-make Sheet Pan Ratatouille Gnocchi.

It cannot get any better than that.

Ingredients needed for this Gnocchi Soup are collected in small bowls on a wooden board.

Side by side view of frying diced onions and celery and later vegan chicken in a saucepan.

Why this is the best Gnocchi Soup

You can make it easily at home it saves time and of course money compared to going to a restaurant.

Vegan sour cream and cream cheese make all the difference. Because you don’t even need to make a sauce with flour and that is such a time saver. You know I’m all about cream cheese like in my Creamy Mac and Cheese – it makes everything even more delicious.

Colorful veggies provide an amazing texture: carrots, celery and spinach

Showing the vegan chicken and vegetable mix before and after adding vegetable broth to the saucepan.

Meaty texture is made with vegan chicken bites.

Garlic and Italian herbs create a delicious flavor, yummy.

Finally, step by step pictures show everything from start to finish so that you can be sure to get the perfect result.

Shows two further steps in making Gnocchi Soup: adding gnocchi to the broth and then continue with creamy ingredients.

What you need for this Gnocchi Soup recipe

  • Gnocchi
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Vegetable broth
  • Italian herbs
  • Vegan chicken bites
  • Vegan sour cream and cream cheese

Gnocchi Soup in a saucepan after mixing in all the creamy ingredients and briefly having brought to a simmer.

How to make Gnocchi Soup

In a saucepan heat olive oil, then add diced celery, garlic, onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Then add the vegan chicken, season with salt and pepper, and fry for 3 minutes more until the chicken begins to brown. 

Next add the vegetable broth to the saucepan and bring to boil. Give the gnocchi to the pot and let cook for 2-3 minutes. (Check package directions for details. The cooking time should be a bit less than recommended because we keep the gnocchi in the soup for the next step.).

Finally add cream cheese and sour cream, shredded carrots, Italian herbs, and spinach. Cook for 2 minutes more, then serve right up in bowls.

Showing the final step: adding shredded carrots, chopped spinach and Italian herbs to the Gnocchi Soup.

Leftovers and freezing

Leftovers can be used for around 4 days when stored in the fridge.

Do not freeze the soup, because the non dairy ingredients in this soup will separate like you know from dairy. 

Closeup of a portion of the Gnocchi Soup liften from the pot.

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Cheers, Florian.

Closeup of a portion of the Gnocchi Soup liften from the pot.

Gnocchi Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

This Gnocchi Soup comes together in one pot in around 20 minutes. Made with gnocchi, vegan chicken cubes, vegetable broth, vegan sour cream and cream cheese, and amazing veggies like carrots, celery and spinach. 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb gnocchi (use gf, if needed)
  • 7 oz vegan sour cream
  • 7 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 6 oz vegan chicken cubes
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/3 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan heat olive oil, then add diced celery, garlic, onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Then add the vegan chicken, season with salt and pepper, and fry for 3 minutes more until the chicken begins to brown. 
  2. Next add the vegetable broth to the saucepan and bring to boil. Give the gnocchi to the pot and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Finally add cream cheese and sour cream, shredded carrots, Italian herbs, and spinach. Cook for 2 minutes more, then serve right up in bowls.

Notes

Check package directions of your gnocchi for details about the cooking time. You should let them cook for a bit less than recommended because we keep the gnocchi in the soup and they will continue softening.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 895mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 22g

Katie

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

This looks so good! What are vegan chicken cubes?

Katie Klein

Monday 24th of May 2021

@Florian, so for like chicken flavoring, or are they actual cubes of vegan chicken? I'm making this in a few days so I wanna make sure I make it right :) Thanks!

Florian

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

Hi Katie! Vegan chicken cubes taste like chicken and are delicious. You can find them in the store or online. Hope that helps.

Joyce

Sunday 28th of February 2021

Hi Florian,

How much onion should be used in the recipe? It is not listed but mentioned within the blog that onion is used. Also, it looks like you snapped an image showing the onion, celery, and garlic in a pan. Please clarify.

Thanks,

Joyce

Joyce

Sunday 28th of February 2021

@Florian, Thank you!

Florian

Sunday 28th of February 2021

Hi Joyce thanks for pointing out. Fixed, 1/3 cup is best. Hope that helps.

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