Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Gnocchi Soup with Kielbasa and Roasted Red Peppers

Nothing beats a good bowl of soup. This one tasted great and was so easy. A little slice and dice and you're done! The leftovers are fantastic!

Gnocchi Soup with Kielbasa and Roasted Red Peppers

1 pound kielbasa sausage ~ sliced in 1/2 lengthwise, then sliced lengthwise again, then diced
1 cup roasted red peppers ~ large dice
1 medium onion ~ diced
2 cloves garlic ~ minced
1 16-package potato gnocchi
2 32-ounce containers beef stock
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large dutch oven, brown the kielbasa in a little olive oil. Remove to a plate and set aside.

In the same pan, saute the onion and garlic until translucent and soft.

Add the kielbasa back to the pot along with the roasted red peppers. Add the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and saute a bit.

Pour in the beef stock and heat to boiling. Simmer for about 30 minutes.

Return to the boil then add the gnocchi and cook until the gnocchi have floated to the top....about 2 minutes.

Ready to eat!

The line-up.

Dice the keilbasa and saute in a 
little olive oil in a dutch oven.

Dice the veggies.

Remove the meat and add the veggies 
to the pot along with the seasonings and saute them a bit.

Add the meat back in and stir.

Pour the beef stock in and simmer.

Up the temp to a boil then dump 
in the gnocchi during the last 5 
minutes and cook 2 - 3 minutes 
until the gnocchi float to the top.

Serve with some crusty french bread!