Monday, January 2, 2012

Soup of the Day: Chicken and Vegetable Gnocchi

Chicken and Vegetable Gnocchi Soup
After all the holiday feasting, I decided we needed something healthy and lighter to eat. I made a stock based soup that is loaded with yummy, healthy vegetables.  The stock is lightly seasoned with Italian spices to compliment the veggies.    I  also added  gnocchi to the soup.    Gnocchi are tender little dumplings which add extra goodness.  You could make this soup a meal or serve it as a starter.



               Chicken and Vegetable Gnocchi Soup

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1- cup diced white onion
1-teaspoon salt
4 garlic cloves minced
1-1/2 quarts chicken broth
1  (14-1/2 ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes
2 -cups cooked chicken breast diced
1- cup sliced carrots
½ -cup diced celery
1-cup green beans cut into bite-size pieces
1- cup diced baby zucchini
1-cup corn
1- cup sliced Baby Bella mushrooms
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1- tablespoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon pepper
1 (16 ounce) package potato gnocchi
1 cup kidney beans rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Grated Pecorino Romano cheese


Directions:

1. In a Dutch oven heat the olive.  Add the onion and salt.  Sautee the onion until translucent.  Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
2. Add the next 13 ingredients.  Stir and bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. While the soup is simmering cook the gnocchi according to package directions.  Drain.
4. Add the gnocchi and the kidney beans to the soup.  Cover and cook and additional 15 minutes.
5. Remove soup from heat.  Remove bay leaf.    Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
6. Serve in bowls and top with the Pecorino Romano cheese.


Makes 8 servings

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2 comments:

  1. Lovely recipe, mu oldest son adores all thing Gnocchi :) Happy 2012!

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  2. Thank you. I am glad you liked the recipe. Happy 2012!

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