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A delicious, warm and comforting Italian Meatball & Gnocchi Soup recipe. A super easy family meal made in the slow cooker. Minimum effort, maximum taste!

Slow Cooker Italian Meatball & Gnocchi Soup


  • Author: Ciara @ My Fussy Eater
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Meal
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

A delicious, warm and comforting Italian Meatball & Gnocchi Soup recipe. A super easy family meal made in the slow cooker. Minimum effort, maximum taste!


Ingredients

  • 12 uncooked beef meatballs
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 600ml / 2.5 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs or oregano
  • 500g / 1 lb gnocchi
  • To garnish: grated parmesan and fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients except the gnocchi, parmesan and basil in a slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.
  2. Add the gnocchi and cook on low for another 1 hour or on high for 30 minutes. If the soup appears too thick then add a little extra stock or water.
  3. Serve immediately garnished with grated parmesan and fresh basil leaves.