Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cheesy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

I started off this recipe thinking I had everything I needed, turns out I had pierogies instead of gnocchi so I had to change it up a little. This was delicious, so nice and comforting on a cold rainy day.  I thought it tasted a little like my Chicken Pot Pie soup but hubby disagreed, we both however thought it was delicious!

¼ c. butter
½ medium onion, diced (1 tsp onion powder)
2 stalks celery, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp garlic powder)
¼ c. flour
32 oz. chicken stock
4 c. half and half, or whole milk
3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
3 carrots, peeled and grated
2 c. spinach chopped
1 16 oz. pkg ready to use gnocchi
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
½ tsp. salt, more to taste
½ tsp. pepper, more to taste
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1½ c. cheddar cheese, grated
1 T. sugar
In a large stock pot, melt butter.
Add onions, celery and garlic.
Saute until onions are tender and translucent.
Add flour and whisk to combine.
Whisk in about a cup of chicken broth.
Gradually add the remaining chicken broth.
Continue to whisk and simmer over medium heat until broth thickens.
Add half and half return to simmer.
Add chicken, grated carrots, chopped spinach, gnocchi and seasonings.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
Simmer for about ten minutes.
Add cheddar cheese.
Stir until melted.
Serve warm!
Cheesy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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