kerry’s chicken gnocchi soup

Mar 25, 2012

So delish. I am in love with this soup. My friend, Kerry, made it for us a few days ago and I swear, I could eat it every day. I can’t wait till I can be up and working in my own kitchen so I can make it myself.

I wrote to Kerry while I was eating my first bowl to ask her for the recipe and here are her directions so you can make it for you and yours. Enjoy!

I used this recipe but changed a few things. I sautéed the carrots with the other vegtables, and I think I put more of all the vegetables than what the recipe calls for, but I didn’t measure. I added more chicken, because 1 cup seemed like a very small amount. I used cream instead of half and half. Anywho, it is pretty easy to make. I am glad you enjoyed it. By the way, I have only been able to find gnocchi in the Smiths pasta section. I buy the cheaper brand. Recipes to make your own gnocchi can be found on the internet, but I think they are a lot of work.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 quart half and half

  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 2 14 ounce cans of chicken broth if you enjoy thick soup, use one can

  • 1 cup carrots, finely shredded
  • 1 cup chicken breasts, cooked and diced (you can use a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 package gnocchi, cooked (you can find these in gourmet/pasta section of the grocery store – you may want to cut the gnocchi in half if it is large, or purchase the mini size if available)
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)


Sauté the onion, celery, and garlic in the butter and olive oil over medium heat until the onion becomes translucent. Add the flour and make a roux. Let the butter and flour mixture cook for about a minute before adding 1 quart of half and half.

Cook gnocchi according to package directions.

Into the roux, add in the carrots and chicken. Once the mixture becomes thick, add the chicken broth. Once the mixture thickens again, add the cooked gnocchi, spinach, and seasoning; simmer until soup is heated through. Before serving season to taste by adding additional salt.

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  1. Anne

    Oh, my heck that sounds so yum!

  2. Trista

    This does sound fabulous. Now you just need to post a picture so I can pin it. ;)

    • tracy

      Sorry Trista, I am stuck in bed and not taking pics for a bit…my sad, neglected, photo-less blog!. If there is any of it left, I will ask the girls to snap a photo.

  3. Tami

    I just made it tonight for my family with Kerry’s changes. It was absolutely terrific!!!

    • tracy

      Oh good! Glad you liked it!

      Tasha made your chicken tortilla soup for Passover…delish!