A small flame

A small flame

more yummy from the 'Bramblet Garden'

So, the other soup from Olive G*rden that I really wanted to try making at home was Chicken & Gnocchi. The store was all out of gnocchi, though, when I went shopping so I decided to substitute tortellini instead. That made for a very filling soup, but it sure was yummo! It once again got rave reviews from my resident food critics.

Doesn't this look interesting?

Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

Saute over medium heat :

4T butter

1/2 c celery, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1c onion, finely diced

1T extra virgin oil

When the onion becomes translucent, add

4T flour

Make a roux, let the butter & flour mixture cook for about a minute before adding

1 quarts of half and half

* I used 2 cups of half and half and 2 of milk. That was enough to make the soup creamy without using all half and half

Into the roux add in

1 cup chicken, cooked and diced

1c carrots, finely shredded

Once the mixture becomes thick add

14 oz chicken broth

Once the mixture thickens again, add

1c fresh spinach, coarsely chopped

* I used frozen which worked fine

1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp parsley
1 lb cooked potato gnocchi

Simmer until soup is heated through.



Jennifer said...

On what aisle of the grocery store does one find potato gnocchi?

Rachel said...


You can usually find dried gnocchi in the pasta aisle. You might also find gnocchi in a refrigerated area where things like shredded Parmesan (not the dried, powdered stuff - the real stuff) & other gourmet cheeses are kept. In our Walmart it's in the deli section.

You can also make gnocchi from shredded, baked potatoes & a bit of flour, which I've always wanted to do but have never gotten around to ;o)