Savor the Simplicity: Quick Tomato and Gnocchi Soup

In the whirlwind of modern life, where time is often in short supply, there’s an undeniable allure to dishes that deliver the taste of slow-simmered comfort without the lengthy preparation. Picture this: a steaming bowl of soup, rich with the flavors of ripe tomatoes and delicate pillows of gnocchi, infused with the aroma of fresh herbs and spices. Our Quick Tomato and Gnocchi Soup is a testament to the magic of simple ingredients coming together in perfect harmony to create a dish that tastes like it’s been lovingly tended to for hours.

As you take your first spoonful of this soul-warming creation, you’ll be transported to a rustic Italian kitchen, where pots bubble away on the stove and the air is thick with the scent of simmering tomatoes and fragrant herbs. Yet, despite its gourmet appeal, this soup requires just a fraction of the time typically associated with traditional recipes, making it an ideal choice for busy weeknights or spontaneous gatherings with loved ones.

At the heart of this culinary masterpiece is the vibrant flavor of ripe tomatoes, their sweetness balanced by a hint of acidity that adds depth and complexity to every spoonful. The addition of pillowy gnocchi adds a comforting texture that melts in your mouth, while a medley of aromatic herbs and spices infuses the soup with layers of flavor that dance on the palate.

But the true beauty of this soup lies in its simplicity. With just a handful of pantry staples and a few minutes of simmering, you can create a dish that rivals the flavors of your favorite Italian trattoria. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch, a satisfying dinner, or a cozy appetizer on a chilly evening, our Quick Tomato and Gnocchi Soup is sure to delight your taste buds and nourish your soul. So, grab your ladle and prepare to savor the simplicity of homemade goodness in every spoonful.

A very generous thank you to CPMA for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you. We love the Half Your Plate program because it aims to educate Canadians of all ages about the importance of fresh produce consumption and encourages them to fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables to improve their health.  As always, all recipes and opinions remain our own.  Visit the Half Your Plate website for more information!

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Quick and EasyTomato Gnocchi Soup

  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


Units Scale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 28 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 parmesan cheese rind , may be omitted without substitute
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1 16 ounce package of gnocchi


  1. Heat olive oil in a soup pot, add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, broth, brown sugar, dried basil, oregano, salt, red pepper flakes and the parmesan rind, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, cook covered for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove parmesan rind and carefully add the soup to a blender and blend until smooth, add soup back to the pot and stir in the parmesan cheese, once melted add the cream and basil and gnocchi and cook until heated through.
  4. Top with additional parmesan cheese if desired and serve.
  • Category: appetizers, entrees, soups & stews