Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Chicken Gnocchi Soup is so hearty and so flavorful. It is filled with everyone’s favorite ingredients including chicken, carrots, spinach, broccoli and gnocchi! It’s perfect all year long and is a recipe bound to be a new favorite.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Gnocchi Soup

I LOVE soups during the winter. There is just something so wonderful eating something warm and hearty when it’s cold outside. The recipe for today is one my mom wanted to try out for Chicken Gnocchi Soup from Jamie Cooks it Up. Looking at the ingredients you can just tell it will be good since it has chunks of chicken, carrot, potato gnocchi (a sort of dumpling), spinach, broccoli and more!

What is gnocchi?

Gnocchi are various thick, small, and soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour, egg, cheese, potato, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, or similar ingredients, with or without flavourings of herbs, vegetables, cocoa, or prunes.

Before this recipe, we had never tried gnocchi before, and I can’t believe we’d been missing out this whole time. Not sure why it was a little intimidating to us beforehand, but it’s delicious! You can find gnocchi in most pasta sections at the grocery store, but it added so much to this recipe. It was flavorful and so hearty.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

How to make Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

We obviously love the recipes that can all be dumped into a pot or slow cooker in a minute. This one takes a little bit more time, but even then, not much and trust me – it’s worth it!! This chicken and gnocchi soup has become a new favorite and we can’t wait to make it again. This is how we make it…

  1. Warm olive oil in a large pot, over medium heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, toss carrots, broccoli and garlic, stirring for about 5-8 minutes.
  3. When your veggies are done cooking, pour your 7 cups of hot water into the pot and add 8 chicken bullion cubes. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Add the chopped chicken and bring to a boil.
  5. Pour Gnocchi into the soup and let it come to a boil again, allowing the gnocchi to cook for about 3-4 minutes. The gnocchi will be cooked through when they float to the top.
  6. Chop and toss 1 cup of spinach into the pot.
  7. Pour in Half and Half, dried thyme, teaspoon nutmeg, sugar and butter. Stir and let it come to a boil.
  8. In a small bowl combine cold water and cornstarch. Mix well and pour into the soup.
  9. Stir as you let it come to a boil. Soup will thicken as it reaches a boil.
  10. Season with salt and pepper. ENJOY!

With so many great ingredients, it’s hard NOT to like this recipe. I’m happy to report that the entire family LOVED it!! We changed it up just a bit to match our likings and are so glad with how it turned out. If you’re looking for a new soup recipe to try out – this is the one!

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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This Chicken Gnocchi Soup Is So Hearty And So Flavorful. It Is Filled With Everyone's Favorite Ingredients Including Chicken, Carrots, Spinach, Broccoli And Gnocchi! It's Perfect All Year Long And Is A Recipe Bound To Be A New Favorite.

Course Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 239 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3-4 chicken breasts cooked and chunked
  • 2 large carrots peeled and grated
  • 1-2 cup broccoli chunks
  • 6 tsp minced garlic
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 7 cups water
  • 8 chicken bullion cubes
  • 16 oz package of Potato Gnocchi
  • 4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1/8 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Warm olive oil in a large pot, over medium heat.

  2. When the oil is hot, toss carrots, broccoli and garlic, stirring for about 5-8 minutes.
  3. When your veggies are done cooking, pour your 7 cups of hot water into the pot and add 8 chicken bullion cubes. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Add the chopped chicken and bring to a boil.
  5. Pour Gnocchi into the soup and let it come to a boil again, allowing the gnocchi to cook for about 3-4 minutes. The gnocchi will be cooked through when they float to the top.
  6. Chop and toss 1 cup of spinach into the pot.
  7. Pour in Half and Half, dried thyme, teaspoon nutmeg, sugar and butter. Stir and let it come to a boil.
  8. In a small bowl combine cold water and cornstarch. Mix well and pour into the soup.
  9. Stir as you let it come to a boil. Soup will thicken as it reaches a boil.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe adapted from HERE.

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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  1. I tried this recipe, it was easier than I thought it was going to be to make. The flavor was great, my family enjoyed it. I have a family of three so I don’t think we will eat it all in a week, do you know if this soup freezes well?

  2. 5 stars
    Went to Olive Garden this month and the hubby told me we had to figure out how to make this soup at home! He’s going to be so excited when I surprise him with this for dinner!