Slow Cooker Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

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Ava Published: December 15, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Slow Cooker Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup

This gnocchi sausage kale soup filled with kale, celery, and carrots is thick, creamy, and heavenly, it’s the perfect comfort food you’re looking for.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours 30 minutes
Total: 5 hours 40 minutes



  • 1lbground hot Italian sausage,browned, or any other sausage such as chicken, pork, beef or turkey
  • 1onion,peeled, diced
  • 2carrots,peeled, diced
  • 2celery sticks,diced
  • 5garlic cloves,or 1½ tbsp minced garlic
  • 4cupschicken broth,good quality
  • 2tspItalian seasoning
  • 2tspvegetable stock powder,such as Vegeta, or chicken or beef bouillon powder
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • ¾tspsalt,adjust to your taste
  • tspblack pepper,cracked, adjust to your taste
  • 2⅓cupsevaporated milk,or half and half, or reduced-fat cream
  • 3tbspcornstarch,heaping, dissolved in milk
  • 2cupemilk,2% milk
  • 1lbgnocchi,fresh 500g
  • 4cupskale leaves,shredded, stems removed, or baby spinach leaves
  • salt and pepper,additional, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese,optional topping, freshly grated
  • crispy bacon,optional topping


  1. Place the browned sausage, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, broth, Italian seasoning, Vegeta (or bouillon), onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a crockpot or slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 4 to 5 hours or Low for 6 to 8 hours.

  2. Add the evaporated milk, milk and cornstarch mixture, and gnocchi. Stir and replace the cover. Cook for another 30 minutes until the soup has thickened and the gnocchi has softened.

  3. Add in the chopped kale or spinach. Cover for an extra 5 minutes or until just beginning to wilt.

  4. Taste test and season with extra salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately with parmesan cheese and bacon if desired.

Recipe Notes

If the soup thickens too much when cold, just add extra milk in ½-cup increments until you achieve the desired consistency while warming it up to serve.


  • Calories: 329.53kcal
  • Fat: 16.95g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.88g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.87g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.79g
  • Fiber: 2.01g
  • Sugar: 7.60g
  • Protein: 13.20g
  • Cholesterol: 52.65mg
  • Sodium: 578.28mg
  • Calcium: 169.46mg
  • Potassium: 566.90mg
  • Iron: 1.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 149.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.62mg
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