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Feb 25, 2005 04:47 PM

Tomato Gnocchi Soup Question

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I'm having a small lunch tomorrow and decided to make tomato gnocchi soup as one of the attendees always raves about it. I'm going to make a basic tomato soup from the Complete Italian Vegetarian cookbook and then add some high-quality packaged gnocchi at the end. I've never worked with gnocchi before. The directions say to add it to boiling water and let it cook for 15-20 seconds. Can I add it directly to the soup at the end or would it be better to cook it in water and then transfer it to the soup? Thank you.

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  1. From my experience w/ gnocchi, doesn't seem like it would be a problem to cook right in your soup. I would wait to cook the gnocchi right before eating though.

    Get your soup to a low boil, throw gnocchi in; they're done when they float to the top. Sounds like a garnish of fresh chopped parsley and grated parmesan would be nice.

    1. Saw your post too late. I make gnocchi all the time and I wouldn't cook it in the soup. First off, after u make it, test it in a small pot of not rolling boil water to see if its holding together well and then cook separately so it won't absorb all your soup.