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Pork & Potato Gnocci Potjie Soup

Pork & Potato Gnocchi Potjie Soup

Halfway between soup and stew and packed full of tasty flavour and wholesome goodness!


500g uncooked pork sausage (not eskort! real pork sausages)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions – diced
3 large carrots – chopped
3 stalks celery – diced
1 red pepper – deseeded and chopped
1 yellow pepper – deseeded and chopped
5 cloves garlic – crushed
1 cup red wine
1 lt chicken stock
1 tin tomato puree
1 tin chopped tomato
1 tbsp Italian herbs
1 tsp chilli flakes
300 g potato gnocchi (see link below if you’d like to make your own)
2 large handfuls spinach – roughly chopped
parsley – chopped



Pack 15 briquettes onto the coal grid inside your PotjieKing. Put a couple of firelighters into the bottom section and get that going. Once the coals are ready, place your no 3 round bottom potjie pot onto the PotjieKing to heat up.

  • Pour the oil into the potjie pot to heat up.
  • Squeeze small balls of pork out of the sausage casing and place into the oil
  • Fry the sausages for a couple of minutes until they have browned a bit.
  • Remove the sausage using a slotted spoon. Leave the oil in for frying the veg.
  • Add the onions and fry for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, celery and garlic and fry for 10 minutes or so.
  • Pour the wine in and deglaze the potjie – the wine will help lift all the tastyness off the bottom of the pot.
  • Add in the stock, tins of tomato, Italian herbs and pepper flakes.
  • Allow to cook, with the lid on, until veggies are tender (15 to 20 min)
  • Add the pork balls back in, along with the spinach. Give it a little stir.
  • Drop the gnocchi in and make sure they are all covered.
  • Put the lid onto the potjie and cook for an additional 5 minutes – with store-bought Gnocchi, or 10 minutes if you have made your own. I found that my homemade Gnocchi needed more cooking time than the store-bought stuff.
  • Test the Gnocchi and once it is cooked you are ready to serve!
  • Garnish with parmesan and parsley

Enjoy your Pork & Potato Gnocchi Potjie Soup!!


Click HERE for a very simple Gnocchi recipe

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