Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden)
Recipe from CopyKat.com

4 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Cup onions, diced
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Cup celery (2 stalks), sliced
4 Tbsp flour
1 Quart half and half
1 14-oz Can chicken broth
1 Cup carrots (2 carrots), shredded
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp parsley
1 Cup shredded cooked chicken
1 lb gnocchi cooked (in the pasta aisle)
1 Cup fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
Fresh ground Parmesan cheese (optional)

Saute onions, garlic, and celery with butter and oil over medium heat until softened and translucent. Add flour and let thicken for 1 or more minutes. Add half and half 1/4 at a time. Add chicken broth, carrots, thyme, parsley, and chicken. Combine. Then add gnocchi. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add spinach just before serving. Top with Parmesan.

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