Creamy Chik’n Soup with Sweet Potato Gnocchi & Kale

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Soup An Unrefined Vegan

I don’t really want to rush time along, but this year winter has rudely muscled its way into spring and I’m aching for sunshine and warm temperatures.  This see-sawing act (hot…cold…hot…cold) is getting tiresome.

Because of the lingering chilliness, my stomach is still craving comforting stews and soups.  This one is particularly satisfying.  I’ve based this rich recipe on an Olive Garden concoction – except mine gets its creaminess from pureed white beans – not from cream.  The gnocchis are homemade with sweet potatoes rather than white potatoes, but you could use store-bought. Just make sure they’re vegan.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi Soup An Unrefined Vegan

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Creamy Chik'n Soup with Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Serves 6
Warm up on those breezy, cool spring days with this hearty & delicious vegan chik'n soup loaded with kale and sweet potato gnocchi.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
186 calories
36 g
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1 g
10 g
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338 g
488 g
4 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186
Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 488mg
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 large onion, chopped
  2. 1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced
  3. 1 cup celery, sliced
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 tsp. dried thyme
  6. 8-ounces mushrooms, sliced
  7. 2 cups seitan, cubed
  8. 3 cups seitan-cooking broth + 7 cups water OR 4 cups vegetable broth+6 cups water
  9. 4 cups fresh kale, chopped
  10. 1 15-ounce can great northern beans, rinsed, drained and pureed
  11. 2 cups sweet potato gnocchi, cooked and drained
  12. ground black pepper, to taste
  1. In a large pot, saute the onions, celery and carrots in a splash of water, vegetable broth or Bragg Liquid Aminos until tender. Stir in the garlic, thyme, mushrooms and seietan and cook for another 5 minutes or so.
  2. Pour in the 10 cups broth/water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until veggies are very tender. Stir in the kale, pureed beans, and gnocchi and cook until the kale is tender. Taste and adjust seasonings.
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31 thoughts on “Creamy Chik’n Soup with Sweet Potato Gnocchi & Kale

  1. Lou

    Oh yes, you have reminded me of the joys of seitan….. with the husband having recently gone vegan, I KNOW he would LOVE this dish….. plus we are heading into Winter and this seems so warming & comforting. As always, bravo!

  2. Cadry's Kitchen

    Oh, this soup sounds so hearty and delicious! I love gnocchi, but I’ve never considered putting it in a soup before. This sounds like one that would really stick to your ribs. Plus, kale and sweet potatoes are always great together.

  3. Rachel in Veganland

    gosh that looks lovely! We’ve had a cool blast of air down my way lately, so this soup would be perfect!

  4. tearoomdelights

    It’s the same over here with the weather, only it’s not hot and cold, it’s vaguely warm and then cold again. We had hailstones today and it’s nearly May! Definitely a good excuse for more comfort food like this.

  5. Brittany

    This sounds much better than the OG version! I hate that the days are still cooler, but that does mean more soup!! However I had two days in a row of sunshine! YAHOO!

  6. Linne

    Reblogged this on A Random Harvest and commented:
    For the vegan in autumn . . . thanks to An Unrefined Vegan.

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  8. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Oh yum, this soup looks so hearty and satisfying! I hope you get warm temperatures that stick around soon!

  9. Somer

    Cold again today after delightful weather over the weekend. Blasted spring. This soup would totally fit the bill today.

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