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Recipes

Gnocchi Soup

QUARANTINE CUISINE
Gnocchi Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Category: Recipes

Cuisine: Italian

Servings: 6

gnocchi soup

I want to share my version of Olive Garden’s gnocchi soup. It’s creamy, savory and good for the soul.

For this recipe, I use Italian sausage I crumbled and cooked (OG uses chicken).  It cooks faster and the flavor from the sausage pulls all the other ingredients together to add a nice savory blend.  Feel free to use a different protein.  For instance, diced or shredded chicken, shrimp, ground beef or turkey.  Hmmm, I think I will try shrimp the next time.

If you are anything like me, I don’t want to spend to much time in the kitchen.  So to speed up the prepping process, I used already prepared items from my local HEB grocery store.  Like, already chopped celery, a seven-ounce package is equivalent to about 2 cups.  I used garlic in the squeeze bottle, 16-ounce pre-packaged gnocchi and shredded carrots in a bag.  Top your gnocchi soup with shaved Parmesan and serve with warm garlic ciabatta toast.

Like the rest of the world, we are experiencing some uncertain times.  This COVID-19 has the universe on lockdown.  When this is all over, some of us will become better cooks and a little fatter. (insert smile, lol). But we will get through this, we always do.

Have fun with this recipe, make it your own.

Bon Appetit!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of cooked Italian sausage, crumbled (options: chicken, shrimp or turkey)
  • 2 cups of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 16 ounces of potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups of half and half
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add celery, onions, garlic, and carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent.
  2. Add meat, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and thyme, bring to a boil, then gently stir in the gnocchi. Boil for 3-4 minutes longer before reducing heat to a simmer and cooking for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in half and half and spinach and cook another 1-2 minutes until spinach is tender. Taste, add salt and pepper if needed, and serve.

Notes

If you are anything like me, I don't want to spend a lot of time cooking.  So to speed up my process, I used already prepared items from the grocery store.

For instance, already chopped celery. A 7-ounce package is equivalent to about 2 cups.  I used garlic in the squeeze bottled, 16-ounce pre-packaged gnocchi and shredded carrot in a bag.

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