Recipe: Beef, Gnocchi, and Spinach Soup

Soup season is upon us.  I love soup.  Hating soup is un-American.  Everyone has strong opinions about their favorites, too.  Creamy.  Noodly (is that a word?).  Brothy (pretty sure that’s not a word).

I remember when I was a kid my mom would always let me and my siblings choose what we wanted for dinner on our birthday.  One of my go-to selections was chili.  I’m still a huge chili fan.  Unfortunately, my husband and kids are not.  I stumbled upon whole-wheat gnocchi at the grocery store this week, had a light bulb moment, and came up with this recipe to please everyone in the household.

The soup recipe below is kind of an Italian spin on traditional chili with hearty gnocchi, Italian spices, and a comforting hint of sweet red wine.  On a side note, I think there should be a line of savory candles with scents like red wine with beef and rosemary.  Or what about onion, butter and garlic?  Maybe they do exist.  If so, I hope Santa brings me one this year.  I digress.

My husband was sold on this twist.  And just like traditional chili, it’s even better the next day.

Enjoy!

Beef, Gnocchi, and Spinach Soup served with homemade whole-wheat focaccia bread is a perfect meal.

Beef, Gnocchi, and Spinach Soup served with homemade whole-wheat focaccia bread is a perfect meal.

 

Beef Gnocchi Spinach Soup Recipe

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