Quick Dinner Fixins: Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Let’s just say my boyfriend and I aren’t conventional. I’m not exactly all about sharing everything that we are going through all of the time on the blog. My blog my tone.
But from time to time, I just have to say, my man hits the nail right on the head. For Valentine’s day I was informed I was getting a gift that most people would consider horrible. Oh yeah, that made me panic. It also filled me with excitement as I considered the things that I may be getting (won’t lie, I love me some present opening – we’ll blame that on the only child thing).
So, when he handed a KitchenAid Meat Grinding attachment for my new KitchenAid standing mixer I went through the roof.
Yeah, he knows me. From time to time, that still shocks the hell out me.

 

Quick Dinner Fixins: Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Quick Dinner Fixins: Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

I made this in a crock pot and let simmer for a while, adding the gnocchi and spinach towards the end when we were getting ready to serve it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken breasts, diced and cooked (can use canned chicken or turkey)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 quart half and half (can use evaporated milk)
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 ounce package gnocchi

Preparation

In a large stockpot, saute the onion, celery and garlic in the butter and olive oil. When the onion is 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.

Adapted From

http://passthesushi.com/quick-dinner-fixins-olive-garden-chicken-gnocchi-soup/

 

 

I made this in a crock pot and let simmer for a while, adding the gnocchi and spinach towards the end when we were getting ready to serve it.

 

Now, I need to go stock up on some meat. Lots and lots of meat.

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Comments

  1. PeggySue says

    If you can’t find gnocchi in your supermarket do what I’ve done out of sheer laziness to shop and pull the inside of potato rolls and roll them in your hands to make little potato dumplings. :) Not the same but pretty tasty.

  2. Danielle says

    I have made this on the stove top and in a crock pot and both turned out amazing! Granted when making it in a crock
    pot u have to prep it on the stove top! Regardless my whole family loves this soup!! We all think it’s better than the Olive Garden soup.

  3. Audrey Hood says

    This was delicious! We added a few more cloves of garlic, and a few more herbs, like oregano and thyme, and it was soooo good! The only mistake we made is we doubled the recipe. Now we have soup for an army, and there’s just 2 of us. Can you freeze the leftovers?

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