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Lentil Soup
with gnocchi

Active: 25 minTotal: 40 min

This lentil soup is made even more comforting with soft gnocchi dumplings. Our paleo members will be enjoying this as a bison-based chili and the gluten-free version features white beans.


Lentil Soup with Gnocchi:
  • French, green, or black lentils - 2/3 cup, dried ((Sub 1 1/2 cups of cooked lentils))
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, minced
  • Onions - 1, diced
  • Celery - 3 ribs, diced
  • Carrots - 3/4 lb, diced ((Or sub 8 oz. frozen))
  • Gnocchi - 1/2 lb ((Or use a full package))
  • Cooking oil - 3 Tbsp
  • Thyme - 1/2 tsp
  • Chicken stock - 2 1/2 cups

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Lentils - Soak dried lentils in water (Use a 3:1 water to lentils ratio), preferably overnight. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Garlic / Onions / Celery / Carrots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)


  1. Bring a saucepan of water to boil and then cook gnocchi according to packaged instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a >5 quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then garlic. Once you can smell the garlic, toss in onions, celery, and carrots with thyme and a dash of salt. Saute for ~3 minutes. Add in lentils and then stock. Cover and bring to a boil and then simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes (may take longer if lentils were not soaked overnight).
  3. Stir in cooked gnocchi and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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This meal has 26 reviews

I liked this soup, but I have to admit that I doctored it up a bit after reading some of the reviews. I added some white wine and a bay leaf and some extra thyme. Then I served it with pesto and hot chili oil.

By: Erin
Posted: Oct 19, 2016
Diet: Original

Bland. I agree with Kate, I would age sausage or some kind of meat instead of gnocchi. Also, it needed some seasonings and more broth!

By: Marabeth
Posted: Jul 22, 2015
Diet: Original

I add sausage and don't add gnocchi, so I am not sure it counts, but it is a big hit in my house

By: Kate
Posted: Jun 06, 2015
Diet: Original

I mixed in some tortellini with the gnocchi - it was really good!

By: Jill
Posted: Mar 28, 2014
Diet: Vegetarian

Kids liked it too

By: Carrie
Posted: Mar 28, 2014
Diet: Paleo

This soup was very filling and hearty! I really liked having leftovers for lunch!

By: Liz
Posted: Mar 24, 2014
Diet: Original