This Creamy Slow Cooker Tomato Soup only takes minutes to prepare and is perfect for a cold night. Keep this recipe on hand for busy nights when you only have a few minutes to prep dinner.
This is a sponsored post by Hunt’s tomatoes. All opinions are my own.
This time of the year is always the hardest. Is it Spring, or is it still Winter? I know that the calendar says winter, but you get these days of blue skies and warming temperatures, and you can sense spring in the air. You decided to put your winter coat and boots away.
And then you wake up to snow.
At least if you live in Utah, like I do, this is what happens. Every year it’s the same thing – I should really know better by now. I’m ready for spring, but Old Man Winter hasn’t quite finished his job yet.
As much as I am willing Spring to show her face, I’m still feeling warm and comforting foods. Like this Creamy Slow Cooker Tomato Soup with Gnocchi. (But let’s be honest as well – I would gladly eat soup in 90 degree weather, I love it so much!!)
I actually came up with the idea for this soup because I have been utilizing our slow cooker like crazy lately, and I was desperate for more recipes. We are on a schedule right now where we have church in the afternoons on Sunday, and by the time we get home, it’s already dinnertime. So we have gone through many of our favorite slow cooker recipes, but I wanted something new. We are a soup loving family. We are a gnocchi loving family. So this slow cooker tomato soup was a no brainer.
The ingredient list for this soup is small. Whenever there aren’t a lot of ingredients, I always say that the quality of the ingredients that you choose is very important, because you’ll taste every one. That is why I use Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, because I know that their tomatoes are picked at the peak of ripeness. They also use a process called FlashSteam™ to peel their tomatoes instead of using lye*, which means there are no chemical by-products. Plus, they are 100% natural and non-GMO, with no artificial preservatives. I also use Hunt’s tomato sauce for the broth.
This soup is simple, creamy, and straight up delicious. We all devoured our bowls at dinnertime and wanted to go back for more. It’s filling, as well, because of the gnocchi, so I simply served it with some rolls and dinner was as simple as that.
Even if Springtime starts to come on strong now, I may still be making this Creamy Slow Cooker Tomato Soup with Gnocchi I loved it so much!!
This Creamy Slow Cooker Tomato Soup only takes minutes to prepare and is perfect for a cold night. Keep this recipe on hand for busy nights when you only have a few minutest to prep dinner.
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 14.5 oz each Hunt's Diced Tomatoes
- 1 15 oz can Hunt's Tomato Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 oz cream cheese, cut into squares
- 1 16 oz package gnocchi, uncooked
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the Italian seasoning.
Pour the onions into a slow cooker. Stir in the chicken broth. Add the diced tomatoes and the tomato sauce. Stir in the salt and pepper, then cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours, until completely heated through and the flavors have had some time to meld.
Add the cream cheese and the gnocchi to the slow cooker. Turn the heat to high and cook until the cream cheese is melted, 30-45 minutes. Stir the cream cheese into the soup with a whisk, if necessary.
*Lye Peeling is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hunt’s tomatoes. The opinions and text are all mine.