One Pot Meatball and Gnocchi Soup

One Pot Meatball and Gnocchi Soup


(6 votes) 4 6

The combination of the herbs and red wine make for such a bountiful and refreshing dish. Opting for the turkey products is a very figure-friendly choice and using the lemon juice and zest in the meatballs also brings such a light zing to your mouth.

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  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 4 pieces turkey bacon, diced
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks (with leafy parts), chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, roasted
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 Tbs. fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/4 C. red wine, preferably cabernet
  • 1 lg. can diced tomatoes(with liquid)
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 C. gnocchi, store-bought or hand-made
  • 4 C. chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 C. fresh parsley, minced
  • meatball recipe
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flake
  • 1 Tbs. fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested

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Combine ingredients for the meatball mixture and set aside. Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel, set aside. Next add the carrots, celery, onion, roasted garlic, bay leaves, fresh thyme and rosemary and let cook another 5-7 minutes.

Deglaze pan with red wine and let cook for 1 minute before adding the canned tomatoes, garbanzo beans, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and begin forming meatballs and dropping them into the soup. Also add the gnocchi and let simmer for 7-10 minutes, until both meatballs and gnocchi are floating to the top. Return bacon to the soup and garnish with fresh parsley just before serving.

Reviews (7)

  • There may be quite a few ingredients in this recipe, though when we have the time to dally around the kitchen and it's something we enjoy, preparing this meal can be very healing to some...

    Flag as inappropriate jennt1981  |  April 30, 2010

  • I finally got to make this and it was wonderful. And you were so right about the lemon!!! Wonderful.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  February 15, 2010

  • Write your review hereMade this last night and it was very good. I did not use fresh carrots but 1/2 package of peas and carrots and a 1/2 package of corn. I did use the frozen meatballs and cut them in half. This is a keeper.

    Flag as inappropriate fakelco  |  January 1, 2010

  • This has a built-in deal breaker. Too many ingredients.

    Flag as inappropriate Addie  |  November 7, 2008

  • I have not tried this yet, but can tell it is a keeper. Easy, quick, very little dishes to wash. I do similar, I usually add some bread crumbs, but I think I will use yours next and not add the bread crumbs.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll  |  September 26, 2008

  • Have not tried this but will this weekend. To cut down the prep time, I'm going to try frozen meatballs. I'm not that good at making good meatballs.

    Flag as inappropriate aztrees  |  June 4, 2008

  • My husband decided to make this recipe. The prep time took him at least an hour, but it was delicious!

    Flag as inappropriate Carina  |  April 2, 2008

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