Crockpot Gnocchi Minestrone

Your favorite simple vegetable soup with soft and fluffy gnocchi

Crockpot Gnocchi Minestrone // Your favorite simple vegetable soup with soft and fluffy gnocchi // www.mesacookingco.com

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope this week has treated you well. I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend with my husband – what are your weekend plans? I’m thinking lots of yummy food is in our near future and some fun meals with good friends. 

Today, I’m sharing a recipe for a soup that we’ll all probably need to get through the winter! I don’t know about y’all, but I feel like I have to gear UP for winter. I have to get in a mindset that accepts it will be way too dark for the next few months, I have to plan for how I’m going to cope with that, and I have to remind myself that a mega-perk of winter is all the delicious food!! So, let’s all dive into some amazing winter dishes that make this time of year feel special and fun – not sad and dreary!

Here’s a twist on the classic minestrone:

  1. We’re going to slow cooker this one – making it super easy!
  2. We’re adding delicious gnocchi instead of noodles!

I’m such a fan of gnocchi. It’s soft and tender, like dumplings. You also can buy whole wheat gnocchi or even gluten-free gnocchi – making it suitable to all of your diet needs! We all need more veggies in our life (and this soup is just LOADED with them), but why not add a bit of gnocchi to make this soup even more enticing! I think the gnocchi makes this soup come up to the next level of comfort food.

Plus, this adaptation making it crockpot-friendly is so helpful! There is nothing like taking a few minutes in the morning to chop some veggies, toss them in the crockpot, leave for the day, and come back to find your house full of warm, delicious smells – and your dinner is 95% ready!

When you’re looking for an easy, delicious, hearty, and comforting soup, turn to this one this winter!

Crockpot Gnocchi Minestrone // Your favorite simple vegetable soup with soft and fluffy gnocchi // www.mesacookingco.com

Crockpot Gnocchi Minestrone // Your favorite simple vegetable soup with soft and fluffy gnocchi // www.mesacookingco.com

Crockpot Gnocchi Minestrone // Your favorite simple vegetable soup with soft and fluffy gnocchi // www.mesacookingco.com

Crockpot Gnocchi Minestrone
 
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Serves: 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 28 oz. fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz. white beans (northern or cannellini), drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 cups spinach, roughly chopped
  • ½ zucchini, diced
  • ½ yellow squash, diced
  • 1 lb. gnocchi
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Fill your crockpot with the vegetable broth, tomatoes with their juice, white beans, kidney beans, and tomato paste. Give it a quick stir.
  2. Add the onion, celery, carrots, thyme, rosemary, sage, and parsley. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours, until the vegetables have softened.
  3. minutes before eating, add the spinach, zucchini, and yellow squash, cover, and allow it to continue cooking.
  4. minutes before eating, add the gnocchi. The soup will be ready with the gnocchi has softened. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve warm.
Notes
Make gluten-free: Use gf gnocchi.

If you try these crockpot gnocchi minestrone, I’d love to see the result! Tag your kitchen creations with #mesacookingco so I can admire your beautiful work!

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