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Creamy Sausage Gnocchi Soup in a beige bowl

Slow Cooker Creamy Sausage Gnocchi Soup

This Slow Cooker Creamy Sausage Gnocchi Soup recipe is a delicious, rich comfort food. What's better than a comforting bowl of hearty soup? This crock pot sausage gnocchi soup is amazing!

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crock pot sausage gnocchi soup recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 - 8
Calories 480 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian Sausage, ground
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs Celery, diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium

To Thicken

  • 1 lb Gnocchi
  • 2 cups Half and Half (or heavy cream, evaporated milk) Divided
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Starch

To Finish

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 5 oz Baby Spinach Leaves

Instructions

  1. Brown sausage in a frying pan until cooked through. Drain and add to the slow cooker.

  2. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, and chicken broth. Stir and cook on High for 3 hours or Low for 6 hours.

  3. When time is up, add gnocchi and 1 cup of the half and half.

  4. Add the corn starch to the other 1 cup of half and half and whisk it until smooth to make a slurry.

  5. Add the slurry to the slow cooker and stir. Cook another 30 minutes on High, or 1 hour on Low.

  6. When time is up, stir in the parmesan cheese, then add spinach and stir in. Put the lid back on and let it heat through and wilt.

  7. Serve hot.