Meatless Monday- Comforting Basil Gnocci Soup Recipe

meatless monday, basil gnocci soup, soup recipe, vegan

meatless monday, basil gnocci soup, soup recipe, vegan

I've been on a real soup tear recently- I've had the worst case of walking pneumonia that knocked me out for three solid weeks. So soup has been on my mind much more than usual. A comforting vegetarian chicken-style soup seemed like the best possible idea once I recovered enough to cook a little. I craved basil pretty heavily too, since I'm missing summer time and my favorite summer herb. I put together this simple soup that's easy to cook and amazingly delicious after just a short 30 minute simmer. The No-Chicken Bullion does a lot of the ‘heavy lifting' when it comes to the flavor here, but the addition of the garlic, onion and basil really take it up a notch.

It's a really simple soup- easy to assemble, quick to cook, and oh so flavorful.

Ingredients:

8-10 cups water and Better than Bullion No-Chicken Base; or same amount of vegetable broth
1/2 a large white or yellow onion, finely chopped (I used my food processor)
4-5 ribs of celery, trimmed and chopped
3 large carrots or a handful of baby carrots, chopped small
Greens from 4 ribs of celery, very finely chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced
Gnocci, white or whole wheat, 12 ounces pre-prepared (I used Aldi's, they're delicious)
1-2 packages vegan ‘chicken' (I used Gardein), chopped small
1/2 can of full fat Coconut Milk
Salt, Pepper, and Dried Basil to taste
2T Corn Starch

Add first six ingredients to a large stockpot and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add the gnocci, vegan ‘chicken', coconut milk, and remaining seasonings. Bring back to a gentle simmer. Take approx. 1/2 a cup of the broth from the stockpot and whisk in the 2T corn starch until fully incorporated. Add this mixture back to the stockpot to thicken the broth. Continue to simmer the soup for around a half an hour- this will allow the gnocci to plump up and the flavors to blend well.

Garnish with extra basil if desired and serve!

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Basil Gnocci Soup Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 8-10 cups water and Better than Bullion No-Chicken Base; or same amount of vegetable broth
  • ½ a large white or yellow onion, finely chopped (I used my food processor)
  • 4-5 ribs of celery, trimmed and chopped
  • 3 large carrots or a handful of baby carrots, chopped small
  • Greens from 4 ribs of celery, very finely chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Gnocci, white or whole wheat, 12 ounces pre-prepared
  • 1-2 packages vegan 'chicken' , chopped small
  • ½ can of full fat Coconut Milk
  • Salt, Pepper, and Dried Basil to taste
  • 2T Corn Starch
Instructions
  1. Add first six ingredients to a large stockpot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Once simmering, add the gnocci, vegan 'chicken', coconut milk, and remaining seasonings.
  3. Bring back to a gentle simmer.
  4. Take approx. ½ a cup of the broth from the stockpot and whisk in the 2T corn starch until fully incorporated.
  5. Add this mixture back to the stockpot to thicken the broth.
  6. Continue to simmer the soup for around a half an hour- this will allow the gnocci to plump up and the flavors to blend well.
  7. Garnish with extra basil if desired and serve!

 

Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 15, 7, and 4 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at everydimecounts@gmail.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

13 thoughts on “Meatless Monday- Comforting Basil Gnocci Soup Recipe”

  1. This soup has everything that I love in it! This midwest winter doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, so I will definitely be warming up with this soon.

  2. I love love love all kinds of soup! I especially love experimenting and will try this recipe since i’ve never tried anything basil before!

  3. This soup looks so delicious and I like the coconut milk in it! I bet the flavors all come together nicely and make this soup and nice one to have when I am not having meat.

  4. This sounds so good! I never thought of using gnocci in a soup recipe. I’ve made gnocci before, and I’d love to try this!

  5. I was thinking that I’ve never seen packaged gnocci before. Then I saw that you used Aldi’s! We have one that just opened recently! YAY!

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