Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup

Things are about to change for you, I can feel it.

Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup / Bev Cooks

And taste it.

Because this.


It’s like, one step. Plus a few more. So like three steps total. And one step is pure weeping.

You know I’m Queen Soup, don’t argue with me.

Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup / Bev Cooks

This is going to be that soup that’s on the weekly rotation because A) CREAMY. B) Gnocchi makes every living soul giddy. And C) It’s got spinach in it, so it’s healthy. And I read somewhere on the internet that anytime you add a green to a soup, it automatically cancels out the fat. But don’t try to fact check me on this because I think the internet is down.

And D) beef! Grass-fed beef. And you’ll season it. With just a little bit of onion powder, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Because it’s easy and perfect and a weeknight and everyone’s crank-tankerous and you need soup in bellies stat.

See how I take care of you?

Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup / Bev Cooks

After you brown the beef, just add everything else! The spinach wilts, the gnocchi softens in the soup, and the cream makes the frickin’ world go ’round.

You know I’m Queen Soup, don’t argue with me.

Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup / Bev Cooks

I mean, it’s just all you could ever want in a soup. In a meal. IN LIFE.

But I’m not dramatic about it or anything.

And you know what – add lemon juice! Right at the end. Either right in the soup pot, a couple of Tbs., or hand out little wedges so your peeps can squirt their own. Like I alllllways say, it’ll wake it right on up. Citrus is your secret weapon. Forever.

You know I’m Queen Soup, don’t argue with me.

Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup / Bev Cooks

And obviously add cheese and parsley! There is no planet where cheese and parsley would not make sense.

And maybe some crusty bread? For the dippage? I didn’t have the crusty bread because I’m “watching my carbs” or some bull honky like that.

This soup takes one minute, is P A C K E D with texture and flavor and bodaciousness, and you will rightly lose your mind at the first bite.

Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup / Bev Cooks

I mean…

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  • 1 pound grass-fed beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbs. Italian seasoning
  • 1 (28 oz) jar favorite marinara
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound store-bought gnocchi
  • 1 (5 oz) tub baby spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Parsley, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a deep pot, brown the beef over medium heat, until no longer pink. If you need to drain the fat, shame on you! Just kidding, totally drain that. Then add the garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and a big pinch of salt. And maybe a splash of water to add moisture back to the beef, if needed. Brown it a minute further, letting the seasonings soak in.
  2. Then add the marinara, stock, gnocchi and spinach. Continue to simmer on a medium heat until the spinach starts to wilt. Add the cream and stir it all together, letting the gnocchi soften and the spinach finish wilting.
  3. Add a big pinch of salt to taste. Now either add 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice to the pot, or serve with lemon wedges for the individual squirter. Because individual squirters are a real thing.
  4. Garnish with fresh parmesan, parsley and maybe a grind or two of black pepper!
  5. Serves 4-6.
  6. *to bulk it up, add another pound of gnocchi. That would be a good life move.

Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup / Bev Cooks

You know I’m Queen Soup, don’t argue with me.

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23 Responses to Creamy Beef and Gnocchi Soup

  1. Jennifer January 25, 2018 at 9:40 am #
    This looks delicious! I'm always looking for creative ways to use gnocchi. I know what I'm making this weekend when it's cold and rainy in NC. :)
  2. Olivia Atherton January 25, 2018 at 10:23 am #
    Love the way you write and the recipes=) and this recipe looks insanely good!
  3. Sydney Ryanczak January 25, 2018 at 11:38 am #
    Wow! looks soooo good! I want some right now. Seriously, right now in this conference room that I'm sitting in at work. *sigh* Can't wait to try!
  4. Jen Renee January 25, 2018 at 1:49 pm #
    Yummmmm! I’ll be trying this with Italian venison sausage—-because I have a LOT of venison sausage in my freezer. Can’t wait!
  5. Tina Morrow January 25, 2018 at 4:56 pm #
    This looks delicious! I will be making this when our Atlanta temps dip back into the 20s - probably sooner than I'd like but the soup will save the day! And yes, lots of added greens do cancel fats. I know I read it somewhere. Also, I love how your recipes are always on one single printed page. That is just a really nice feature - thanks, Bev!
  6. Linda Gray January 28, 2018 at 2:15 pm #
    Just made this soup. Spot on once again Bev! Delicious! My lunch for the week, thank you. Would like to know the calorie count without having to do the math!
  7. Mary January 29, 2018 at 10:47 am #
    Looks yummy! Silly question...I've never used gnocchi...where in the grocery store can I find it????
  8. Christa January 30, 2018 at 7:40 pm #
    I CAN'T EVEN ABOUT HOW YUMMY THIS WAS. I'm not even sorry for yelling at you about it.
  9. jen renee February 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm #
    This was great! I used Italian sausage and went easy on the salt. I also accidentally poured in too much cream. It turned out great though! I have tried probably 10 recipes from this site and will make each one again. This is my go-to place when doing meal planning!
  10. Anonymous February 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm #
  11. Anonymous February 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm #
    bNwh) AND 5136=5136 AND (4779=4779
    • John R. October 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm #
      Looks very good however, could you be a bit more specific than "a pound of grass fed beef" i.e. what cut do you recommend? Also as an elderly individual I need sodium count as well as calories
      • Bev Weidner October 29, 2020 at 1:56 pm #
        It's actually ground beef! It's up to you as to whether you get 85% lean or 93% lean. I don't have a calorie calculator, though. Hope you still enjoy!
  12. Anonymous February 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm #
    bNwh) AND (SELECT 'ARrB')='ARrB' AND (2246=2246
  13. Tara March 10, 2018 at 7:04 am #
    I have easily made this once a week since you posted the recipe. So yummy and super easy to throw together! Thanks Bev!
  14. Anonymous August 13, 2018 at 6:55 pm #
    Very yummy! My first time eating gnocchi, and I made it from scratch. This soup was a very good way eat my first gnocchi.
  15. Tosha Miller November 6, 2019 at 1:23 pm #
    Can you make this in a crockpot? If so, do you have a recipe for that?
  16. Kate W December 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm #
    This is a go to winter meal and it could not be easier.


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