Monday, December 12, 2016

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup
My kids are not big soup eaters but they love this creamy down to earth soup. ( and mom gets to sneak in healthy vegetables which is always a plus) It goes great with homemade bread sticks
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • ½ cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups (1 quart) half-and-half you can use undiluted evaporated milk if you do not have half-and-half or whole milk (the soup will be thinner)
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • Salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1 (16-ounce/500g) package ready-to-use gnocchi
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter into the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in the half-and-half and chicken broth.
  5. Simmer for about 5 minutes
  6. Stir in ½ teaspoon salt, the thyme, parsley, nutmeg (if using), carrots, spinach, chicken, and gnocchi.
  7. Simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Serve!

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