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Sausage Gnocchi Soup in a bowl with a spoon and a bowl of chilli flakes to the side.

Italian Sausage and Kale Gnocchi Soup

A delicious sausage gnocchi soup full of tasty veggies and Italian flavours and made nice and rich with cashew cream.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 723kcal


For the Cashew Cream

  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup water plus more for soaking the cashews

For the Sausage Gnocchi Soup


For the Cashew Cream

  • Soak the cashews in boiling water for 10 minutes until softened. Drain then combine with ½ cup water and blend until smooth using a stick blender.
    ½ cup cashews, ½ cup water

Flavour building steps

  • While the cashews are soaking, place a dutch oven over a medium-high heat, sauté and brown off the sausage meat with the chilli flakes and fennel seeds, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. This should take about 5 minutes. Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside.
    1 lb Italian sausage meat, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Using the sausage fat fry off the shallots, celery and carrots until softened, about 5-8 minutes. Add a little more oil if needed.
    1 large or 2 regular shallots, 2 sticks celery, 2 medium carrots
  • Stir in the minced garlic, thyme and rosemary and cook for another minute.
    3 cloves garlic, ½ teaspoon dried thyme, ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Pour in the stock, season with the salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    5 cups low sodium chicken stock, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Finishing the soup

  • Add back in the browned sausage, kale and gnocchi and stir throughout. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the gnocchi are done.
    8 ribs cavolo nero, 1 lb gnocchi
  • Pour in the cashew cream and stir, check for seasoning and adjust if necessary and serve the creamy sausage gnocchi soup with some crusty bread.


If using fresh sausages in casings, 6 sausages will be enough, just squeeze out the meat and discard the casings. 


Serving: 4people | Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 36.6g | Fat: 36.7g | Saturated Fat: 16.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14.3g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1376.9mg | Potassium: 801.4mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 4.2g | Vitamin A: 426.7IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 563.9mg | Iron: 2.9mg