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This is the creamiest, coziest tomato gnocchi soup recipe you can imagine! Filled with pillowy potato gnocchi and Parmesan, it’s the stuff dreams are made of.

Tomato basil gnocchi soup recipe

This post was created in partnership with DeLallo. All opinions are our own.

Food is all about vibe, and this recipe channels all those cozy, warm feelings: tomato gnocchi soup! It’s tangy and bright, filled with doughy pillows and topped with Parmesan cheese. It’s a tribute to our time in Pittsburgh at the headquarters of DeLallo, a family business that makes Italian specialty foods. And our visit was just that: cozy, comforting, and warm! Alex and I got to go behind the scenes at DeLallo and learn more about what they do. Here’s all about our trip and what inspired this tomato gnocchi soup recipe.

Another top gnocchi recipe? Try our Tomato Basil Gnocchi.

Tomato basil gnocchi soup recipe
Stone house

The “stone house” where we stayed

Behind the scenes at DeLallo

What’s the one thing you want people to know about DeLallo? Alex asked. We were all sitting around the kitchen table at the “stone house”, a charming 1924 home on the property behind the original DeLallo store outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The table was filled with this massive charcuterie board: meats, cheeses, bruschetta, artichokes, and olives, olives, olives. It was truly one of the grandest displays we’d ever seen.

Charcuterie board

Well…we’re obsessed with quality. And dialed into our passion. said Anthony, grandson of the owner George DeLallo. DeLallo is not about making the most of the most popular thing. They’re about super high quality Italian foods. George founded DeLallo back in 1950 to start importing Italian foods to the many Italian immigrants in the Pittsburgh area. Their growth as a company has been gradual and sustainable, and today they’re nationwide! Pasta, tomatoes, pesto, meats and cheesesolives and antipasti, bruschetta, artichokes, Italian cookies—they do it all.

That passion and obsession with really good food is just what endeared us to DeLallo over the short time we were there. With a group of fantastic bloggers (Erin, Liz, Jessica, Becky, and Alexa), we got to tour their olive packing plant and meet Al, who showed us the obsessive measures they take to marinate and pack the olives for olive bars. Fun fact: Did you know DeLallo olives are in a large portion of the grocery olive bars in the US? DeLallo imports half of the Kalamata olives produced in Greece every year!

Related: 15 Easy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas | Best Basil Recipes

Olive bar

Olive bar at the original DeLallo store!

And finally, we learned to make homemade gnocchi—which is what inspired this gnocchi soup recipe! Gnocchi is homemade pasta pillows made with potatoes. These homemade gnocchi were incredible doughy pillows: we ate them in several different ways for lunch. But our favorite way was in a pureed pumpkin gnocchi soup. Keep reading for our gnocchi soup recipe that was inspired by it! (We also have a stellar easy creamy gnocchi if you have a craving.)

Rolling homemade gnocchi

Rolling gnocchi (with Erin from Well Plated)!

Homemade gnocchi

Gnocchi ready to be boiled!

Tomato basil gnocchi soup recipe

How to make this gnocchi soup recipe

This tomato basil gnocchi soup recipe is easy to make and incredibly cozy and delicious. The concept of this gnocchi soup is to boil the gnocchi in the soup in the last few minutes of simmering—you don’t have to cook the gnocchi separately! The secret to the creamy tomato basil base is after sauteing onion and garlic, deglaze the pan with white wine vinegar. The tangy vinegar brings out the brightness in the tomatoes: here we’ve used DeLallo’s canned petite diced San Marzano-style tomatoes. We’ve paired the tomatoes with fresh basil, which brings a delightful savory undertone. While it’s not in season anymore, it’s relatively easy to find fresh basil in the supermarket (and it’s readily available at our winter farmer’s markets here in Indy).

For the gnocchi in this gnocchi soup recipe, we’ve used DeLallo’s packaged mini gnocchi, which are the perfect size for soup! However, if you can’t find mini gnocchi you can use standard gnocchi. DeLallo’s gnocchi are vegan, which makes them perfect for this vegan soup! If you’re not vegan, adding grated Parmesan is a must: but it’s not required because the flavor is that good. This comfy, cozy gnocchi soup recipe was the perfect thing for a gray day: we hope that you love it too!

Related: Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

Tomato basil gnocchi soup recipe
Tomato basil gnocchi soup recipe

Looking for soup recipes? 

This gnocchi soup recipe is one of our all time faves. Here are a few more favorite soup recipes on A Couple Cooks:

This gnocchi soup recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant based, and refined sugar free. For vegan and plant based, omit the Parmesan or use Vegan Parmesan Cheese. For gluten free, use Gluten Free Gnocchi.

Related: Try using our Homemade Vegetable Broth for this recipe!

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Tomato basil gnocchi soup recipe

Tomato Gnocchi Soup Recipe


  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This recipe is the creamiest, coziest tomato gnocchi soup you can imagine! Filled with pillowy potato gnocchi and topped with Parmesan, it’s the stuff dreams are made of.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Chop the onion. Mince the garlic. Chop the basil leaves.
  2. In a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes; sauté 1 minute until fragrant. Add the white wine vinegar and saute until evaporated.
  3. Add the basil, canned tomatoes and their liquid, broth, kosher salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. When done, remove from the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the soup until creamy.*
  4. Return to a simmer over medium heat. Add the gnocchi and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until they float, stirring occasionally so they don’t stick together or to the bottom.
  5. Serve in bowls, allowing them to cool a few minutes until warm (soup tastes best warm, not pipping hot). Serve with chopped basil and Parmesan cheese (if desired; not required).

Notes

*For a creamy variation, add ½ cup Greek yogurt during the blending stage!

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Soup, Vegetarian Soup, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Italian Soup, Gnocchi, Gnocchi Soup,

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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15 Comments

  1. This recipe was delicious! I made a few modifications, but I loved that this recipe doesn’t have the gobs of cheese or heavy cream that almost all the other tomato-based gnocchi recipes do. I used apple cider vinegar instead of white wine and reduced the amount since apple cider vinegar is a little more tart than white wine vinegar. I also added cannelloni beans and a bunch spinach to add protein and greens, but the delicious sauce brought everything together. This is another great recipe! Thanks so much for posting :)

  2. This is by far the best soup I’ve ever made!! 10/10 :) the white wine vinegar really gives it a unique flavour that you don’t find in other tomato soups!

  3. Just made this for my family. It smells amazing! We are about to dig in. I didn’t have a in pot blender as you suggested but I sifted all the veggie bits out of the broth and into the blender and poured it back in and stirred- worked just as well! I also didn’t have canned tomatoes without green chiles, so I used an organic, gluten free tomato paste (it worked great)! Paired withgluten free gnocci so everyone in my home can enjoy it. Thank you for this recipe. :)

  4. Amazing recipe!!! I always had trouble making tomato related recipes to taste like tomato or to be flavourful. This one was amazing!! Really recommend it!

  5. Just made this tonight, and it’s so good! I can’t wait to have it for work lunches this week. Thank you for the recipe. :)

  6. Just made this soup tonight, and it was delicious! My husband was raving over it and had three servings of it. Thanks for your delicious and healthy recipes.

  7. This sounds delightful. My son is the biggest gnocchi fan — can’t wait to try this with him! And how wonderful was that trip to DeLallo? The cottage looks charming, but the charcuterie board! The gnocchi making! The tour! Sounds like a fantastic time.