As I have admitted, Pintrest is an addiction of mine and we are benefiting from it. Gone are the days of the same 7 or so things for dinners and breakfasts. Since it's soo cold out, I thought I would share one of my new favorite soups to make: Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup!
It's delicious and pretty easy to make!
What you will need:
1 cup of diced and cooked chicken. (I just cooked up a couple of chicken breasts and threw them in, I didn't mind the soupy being meaty)
4 Tbsp of butter
4 Tbsp of olive oil
1 quart half and half
1 14 ounce can of chicken broth
1/2 cup of celery (we didn't have any celery so I omitted this from ours)
1/4 cup flour
2 garlic cloves, minced (I cheated here too, get the stuff already ready in a jar)
1 cup of carrots, shredded (I didn't shred these, I just cut them into thin pieces)
1 medium onion, diced (I admittedly used too big of an onion for this and it was quite oniony)
1 cup of fresh spinach (don't leave this out, yes it isn't much for flavor and just adds color, but it was my favorite part of the soup)
1/2 tsp of thyme (I left this out as I don't like thyme)
salt and pepper to taste (I ended up using quite a bit of pepper)
16 ounce package of gnocchi (you can find this in your grocer's noodle aisle)
In a large stockpot, sauté the onion, celery and garlic in the butter and olive oil. When you have sautéed the onion until it's clear add the flour and form a roux. Stir and cook a minute. Add the half and half. Meanwhile, in another pan, cook the gnocchi. Add the carrots and chicken to the stockpot. Stir often and when it gets thicker add the chicken broth, gnocchi, spinach and seasonings. Cover and heat through.
This is a picture of my soup-yum yum yum!
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Recipe is from copykat.com originally.