Tomato Soup with Gnocchi and Spinach

It’s hard to find a food more representative of the category “comfort food” than tomato soup. Pair it with some sourdough bread, maybe some sour cream, or a grilled cheese sandwich… the combinations are endless.

Chances are, though, you’re here because you’re looking for a very easy, healthy, tasty, and nourishing dinner option to cook when you’re low on energy. This soup is simple, reheats well, and can be made gluten- or whey-free depending on the soup and gnocchi you choose.

So, in the interest of letting you get straight to the cooking, here it is. A photo gallery with (mostly) step-by-step pictures is at the bottom.

Tomato Soup with Gnocchi and Spinach

An easy one-pot complete meal that's nutritious, tasty, inexpensive, and can be made out of pantry ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Comfort food, Home cooking
Keywords: Healthy, One pot meal, Pantry, Pasta, Soup, Vegetarian
Servings: 3
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Spatula
  • Medium pot (~1gal)
  • Colander

Ingredients

  • 1 32oz carton Trader Joe's Organic Creamy Tomato Soup
  • 1 16oz package Trader Joe's frozen Outside-In Stuffed Gnocchi
  • 1 lb fresh or frozen spinach

Instructions

  • Pour soup into sauce pan and start heating on medium-low heat, about 1/3 power on an electric stove. Stir occasionally to prevent burning onto the bottom of the pan.

Fresh Spinach

  • Prep fresh spinach by rinsing thoroughly in a colander and pinching off any stems or wilted bits.

Frozen spinach

  • Prep frozen spinach by placing in a microwave-safe bowl and microwaving for 1-2 minutes or until thawed. Line colander with a paper towel or stain-okay kitchen towel, put the colander in the sink, and press the water out of the spinach.
  • Once the soup is warmed, add the gnocchi and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Once the gnocchi is thawed and warmed, stir in the spinach and stir until wilted.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

To add more protein, thaw frozen microwave meatballs and stir in with the spinach.
Other frozen gnocchi can be substituted as long as it's frozen.

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