tomato soup tomato soup Israeli Kitchen Aside from being a great cold-weather dish, tomato soup is also highly versatile. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

Loaded tomato soup

A simple soup, garnished to perfection.

  • Yield: Serves 4-6
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes

Tomato soup is comfort food at its best! Whether you are dipping a grilled cheese sandwich in it, or just trying to stay warm, nothing beats it. I personally love how versatile the soup is.

I am always experimenting with how I can garnish my tomato soup. Some of my favorites include homemade croutons and fresh pesto. Pasta is another favorite.

That was the inspiration for this recipe.

I love gnocchi, but a heaping bowl of it is sometimes too much. That is, if I want to get anything done afterward. It usually leaves me in a comatose state. This recipe allows me to indulge a bit without the post-meal nap.


  • 32 ounces tomato soup
  • 1 cup gnocchi
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • Black pepper


OK, so you probably aren't going to cook just 1 cup of gnocchi. Make the whole package per the instructions. Remember, when cooking pasta it is important to salt the water appropriately.

gnocchi Gnocchi is a potato-based dumpling that works perfectly in this tomato soup. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

In a medium saucepan, warm the tomato soup over a medium-high heat.

Once the soup is warmed, divide it between your soup bowls and also divide the gnocchi.

Garnish each bowl of soup with a drizzle of pesto and some cracked black pepper.

loaded tomato soupA drizzle of pesto and some cracked black pepper finish this dish off. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

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