This creamy chicken gnocchi soup is one of our family’s favorite soups of all time! A new, streamlined recipe makes it easier than ever!
We have long loved classic chicken gnocchi soup. It is thick and creamy. Hearty and delicious.
And not a single soul complains when it appears for dinner. Over the years, I’ve tweaked our recipe to be even easier (and yummier!).
How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup
This soup starts like many other soups.
- saute carrots, onions, garlic and a few seasonings until they start to soften
- add broth and simmer until veggies are tender
But instead of dirtying another pot or complicating the recipe by making a roux (flour + butter) to thicken the soup, milk and flour are blended together and added to the simmering soup.
This thickens the soup perfectly!
What is Gnocchi?
Gnocchi is a dumpling-type pasta usually made from potatoes (and also eggs and flour). It is pillowy soft once cooked, and it cooks fast!
Widely available at most grocery stores in the pasta aisle, it is usually in vacuum-sealed type packages.
After the gnocchi are added to the soup and they cook for a few minutes, the soup thickens even more. Not to sludge-level, just to perfect-for-a-bread-bowl level.
After the gnocchi cook, fresh spinach and cooked chicken are added to the soup.
This bulks up an already delicious soup with a pop of color, nutrition, and heartiness! At this point, the soup just needs to simmer until the spinach is wilted and everything is heated through.
Thick and Creamy Soup
This creamy chicken gnocchi soup is thick and hearty. And the flavor is out of this world delicious.
The flour + milk mixture and the gnocchi help thicken the soup perfectly. It will continue to thicken as it cools, as well. Often, I’ll make it, take it off the stove and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before we eat for maximum thick-creaminess.
It also keeps very well in a slow cooker if you need to make it ahead and keep it warm (I haven’t made it in the slow cooker, just used it as a keep-warm device).
If you’ve never ventured into the world of gnocchi and particularly: gnocchi soups, this recipe will hopefully push you over the edge to try!
This is one of my most oft-made soups for company and also when I need to take dinner to someone during soup season.
It’s hard to resist those tender little dumplings bobbing around in the creamy soup. Such a favorite, this one.
Recipe Source: from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe