Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This creamy soup is bursting with tender chicken, gnocchi and veggies.

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup- National Soup Month

Did you know that January is National Soup Month? I couldn't be more excited, because I LOVE soup! Once the cold weather hits, you can find me making a soup, at least once a week. I could eat different soups for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is just something comforting about a big bowl of soup.

Anytime I buy gnocchi, I end up making this soup. I first had a similar soup at the Olive Garden. I'm not quite sure of the ingredients in the soup at the Olive Garden, but this is my homemade version. Not as thick, but still creamy and delicious.

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup- National Soup Month

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

4 C chicken stock 
3 Tbs olive oil
1 C carrots, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 C celery, chopped
1 C cremini mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
salt & pepper to taste
3/4 tsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 pkg potato gnocchi
1 1/2 C heavy cream
1 1/2 C cooked chicken, chopped

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once oil ripples, add in the onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook until onion becomes translucent; about 5 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and season with thyme, salt and pepper. Once mushrooms begin to brown, add the chicken stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes; until carrots are almost tender.

Once carrots are tender, add the gnocchi to the pot. Cook according to package directions. When gnocchi is tender, add the chicken and heavy cream. Simmer until heated through. Adjust salt and pepper if needed and dig in!

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Catherine said...

Wonderful bowl of comfort. xo Catherine

mealplanmaven said...

Great comfort food soup! And very family-friendly too!

elaine @cookinandcraftin.com said...

Yum!! I'm a big soup fan too and this looks amazing!! Hey I would love it if you shared your stuff at My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Link party starting tomorrow. Here is the link...http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-2/

Lynnette Moore said...

Loo Hoo! Your soup looks so amazing! I wish I had a big bowl now! My Grandma made homemade gnocchi, I have to give it a try.Nettie

Peter of Feed Your Soul Too said...

So creamy and the addition of the gnocchi is genius.

Michelle Meche said...

I always prefer a creamy soup to a brothy one. Seems much more filling and satisfying. And the gnocchi adds to the heartiness. Looks delicious, Cindy!

Swathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing. I would love some right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

April J Harris said...

What a lovely way to use gnocchi, Cindy! Your Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup looks so good - perfect for a cold winter's day. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet (and sorry I'm a bit late visiting!!).

Cindy Jamieson said...

Yes the kids really enjoyed it.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Thanks! Sorry I missed last week. I will try to make it this week.